Tips for Recruiting in Today's Market
It’s no question that the working world has changed dramatically in the past year. As companies moved to remote working and are slowly, or never, transitioning back to operating in-person, recruiting top talent has changed too. Being able to find the best fit for your open roles can be tough in this market, which is why we have developed a few tips to keep you ahead of the competition.
MAKE SURE YOUR CULTURE AND VALUES ARE FRONT AND CENTER.
Candidates care now more than ever that the company they work for aligns with their personal and professional culture and values. You must be prepared to answer questions such as: “What is it like to work there?” and “What principles drive decision-making?” It’s no longer enough to know a list of values or have them for potential employees to see in a handbook. Instead, try telling your company’s story from the eyes of current team members on social media and your website. This can give job seekers the confidence that your organization isn’t all talk and no action.
CONSIDER YOUR TALENT STRATEGY.
In a market this competitive, companies need to have a seat at the leadership table for someone who can speak to the talent market and whether your strategy is working. With the changing landscape, candidates are expecting more flexible work environments, including hybrid or fully remote work options. Considering these opportunities will not only make your company more desirable, but it will allow you to tap into a larger pool of talent. Don’t forget to include strategy, measurement, reporting and accountability in your recruiting for optimal success.
KEEP TALENT COSTS TOP OF MIND AND STAY AHEAD.
Great talent, whether it’s retaining it or finding it, comes at a cost. Knowing and planning for this can eliminate any surprises. It’s important that companies consider the financial cost of their goals when it comes to talent. Employee turnover comes at a high price. Show appreciation for the team you have as an inexpensive alternative to finding new talent. This can come in the form of a small token or event that reiterates the commitment to the company’s culture. In the end, keeping the talent that you already have is one of the best things you can do for your recruitment efforts.
MEET THE EXPERT
David Salters is a Member of Warren Averett and serves as the Director of Sales and Operations for the Firm’s staffing affiliate, Warren Averett Staffing & Recruiting. Salters supports businesses in Montgomery in his role as the Warren Averett Staffing & Recruiting’s Practice Group Leader. Contact him at David.Salters@warrenaverett.com or 205-769-3284.