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Hiring new employees can be a major task. Recruitment is a process that takes lots of time. Unfortunately, it’s usually also a pretty expensive activity and notoriously challenging. While hiring is never easy, attempting to find the perfect employees can be even tougher. Right now, employers are finding it really difficult to recruit high-quality candidates for their vacancies. A lack of suitably qualified and skilled candidates is an issue that’s being experienced by a wide range of industries recently.
Finding the best staff when there’s a shortage of candidates may feel impossible. But it doesn’t have to be. Instead, you could take action to ensure your business is as attractive as possible to future employees. Taking steps to improve the appeal of your company is an excellent way to increase applications. High-quality candidates are much more likely to apply if you create an attractive offer to entice them. So, how can you do this? Read on below to find out:
Allow flexible working
Since the COVID outbreak the way people view work has changed significantly. We all know that we can work productively from home. We also know we have the tools to make this happen and how simple it is to switch between both. So, it makes sense to introduce flexible working patterns for your team.
Offering prospective employees the option of a hybrid working pattern is a great incentive. So many companies are offering people the chance to work fully from home or a mix of home or office work. If your company doesn’t offer the same, you’re likely to be overlooked by the best candidates. Many employees see these arrangements as a huge positive and actively seek roles offering this setup. Without offering the chance to work remotely, you could severely restrict the number of applicants that your role receives.
Introduce eco-friendly initiatives
A change in employee behaviour this past few years has seen workers increasingly choose to work for businesses that share their values. Sustainability and eco-friendliness are becoming really important to employees. So, ensuring that your business aligns with these values is crucial. Putting an emphasis on your company’s values and stating them clearly is a great place to start.
Introducing eco-friendly initiatives, such as arranging electric vehicle charging installation, is an excellent incentive. This shows your company is true to its eco-friendly values while also providing a handy perk for your staff.
Provide clear career progression
One excellent incentive that prospective employees will be looking for is the chance for promotion. You may get asked about promotion opportunities a lot during interviews. So, figuring out a clear progression plan is a great move. If prospective employees are going to leap to join your company, they’re going to want reassurance that they can progress.
A clear progression plan helps your overall staffing situation. As well as attracting new team members, it should also really help to improve your staff retention rates. Your best recruits are likely to stay when promotion opportunities are available.