If you are a forward thinking business, you will no doubt have realised that savvy employers are now looking at powerful direct hiring strategies to attract and retain talent and old tired methods just don’t work any more.
2014 has seen a massive increase in open job vacancies and according to the latest job market report on Adzuna, there could be a million vacancies by the end of the year. This could even mean that there are more live roles out there than actual job seekers.
With averages as low as 1.14 applications to each job, the UK may have a skill shortage problem that could cost your business dearly. Can you afford to lose current staff to competitors and then struggle to fill the vacancies due to poor candidate attraction strategies.
Hiring new staff has now become a complex mix of blending recruiting and marketing techniques. Even if you are still reliant on using costlty recruitment agencies it is vital that businesses take their part seriously in the process.
Your business needs to be positioned as an employer of choice and large or small your company’s employer brand reputation is vital. Bad candidate management is also something that can swing a preferred job seeker one way or another in today’s busy hiring market.
Ask any candidate about their job hunting experience and they will tell you that poor communication is their biggest bug bear; you only have to look at the reviews and comments on www.glassdoor.com to see how true this is. A bad rating on their can be very damaging to your business.
Job board research will tell you that employer branded ads gain around 2/3rds more applications than recruitment agency listings so it makes perfect sense to start to think how you could be doing things differently to not only attract the best talent but also save on cost and time per hire.
Businesses often tell me that they love the idea of direct hiring but struggle without a dedicated in-house resource. This is where we can help, either by offering you a clear strategy to follow, training your current staff members in the hiring process or acting as an interim hiring agent in your business.
This can increase your applications, help you to build up a future talent pool and save you £1000s on traditional fees. We are able to work with you, set a budget that suits your hiring needs and can easily work across multiple roles at a time. No need to waste time managing multiple agencies and we will ensure as your internal recruitment partner that we are handling all the candidate management side too.
We also offer an online learning option with great tools and resources at www.love2recruit.com for those companies who want to keep budgets to a minimum and feel they can go it alone. The membership also offers monthly training webinars and a forum so you will never be stuck for some where to go for advice.
We can offer different levels of service to suit your requirements so why not drop us a line today and find out how we might help you save time and money in your business.
Please email Nicola@love2recruit.com