What Do Job Seekers Really Look for in a Potential Employer?

When you’re looking to hire, you’re focused on the skills and abilities of the candidates coming your way. But do you also take into consideration that they’re evaluating your company and what it can offer them? As one of Dade County’s top staffing agencies, Future Force knows if you’re not, then you’re missing out on an opportunity to recruit and retain top talent. So what exactly is it that job seekers want in potential employers? Here’s a look at a few of the top things:

Growth potential.

A candidate not only wants a job with your company, but one in which they can learn and grow. Without opportunity for advancement, they will simply get bored and stagnate. That’s why it’s important to talk about opportunities within your company for career advancement, from mentoring and continuing education to a policy of internal promotion.

A balanced life.

On top of growth potential, job seekers also favor those companies known to promote work-life balance among their staff. This means placing an emphasis on working hard and also having a life outside the office. One of the ways your company can do that is through more flexible scheduling opportunities. When employees can choose their hours to work, or can work from home certain days, they’ll feel more balanced and able to juggle the many demands of work and life.

A positive culture.

Top talent wants to work at companies that offer a positive and thriving culture. But what does that mean? Companies that place an emphasis on employee recognition, who respect their people and encourage open communication, and who understand that a happy, satisfied workforce translates into happy, satisfied customers.

Competitive pay and compensation.

While good salary and benefits might not be the only things job seekers are looking for, they are still highly important to them. That’s why it’s important to ensure that what you’re offering is competitive for the position and for your field. If it’s not, then you’re going to have a hard time attracting top talent and retaining quality employees.

Good leadership.

This aspect of what job seekers want is often overlooked. However, the leadership team sets the tone for the rest of the company. That’s why, during the hiring process, it’s important to promote the experience and skills yours has and how they strive to keep the company productive and profitable.

If you’re not focusing on these aspects when you’re interviewing candidates, then now’s the time to start. Remember, hiring is a two-way street and you also need to do what you can to make your opportunities attractive to the area’s top talent.

Need more help hiring for your team?

Call the experts at Future Force. As one of Dade County’s top staffing agencies, we have everything you need – from the expertise and experience to proven recruiting and screening processes – to find and hire the people you need. Contact us today to learn more.