With the COVID-19 pandemic on the decline and life returning to normal, many businesses are still struggling. Thanks to the extra unemployment benefits from the federal government, many potential workers are earning more by continuing to stay at home. It’s why there are so many “Help Wanted” signs in windows across Orlando and throughout the state and country.
In this climate, it’s more difficult than ever to find solid candidates…let alone any candidates. The good news is that with benefits set to run out soon and COVID cases continuing to decline, the future economic projections are more optimistic.
However, when you can’t find the people you need right now, what are some ways you can get up your game and attract talent? Here are a few tips to help you.
Set your opportunities apart.
Long-winded job descriptions that list every possible requirement you can think of aren’t the way to attract candidates. Instead, write job descriptions that only cover the essentials you’re looking for in a new employee.
Also, differentiate yourself by highlighting what makes your company unique as an employer. Do you offer flexible scheduling, free lunch every Friday, or extra perks, like tuition reimbursement? Whatever makes you attractive or unique needs to be showcased in your job description.
Promote your company and your jobs everywhere you can.
Make sure you’re posting your jobs in all the usual places, including job boards and on your company website. If you don’t have social media profiles or channels, now’s the time to set some up with sites that make sense for the kind of candidates you’re trying to recruit. In addition, make sure you’re encouraging employees to reach out to their network and refer friends to you.
Make your compensation better than the competition.
One of the best ways to attract top talent is to offer them more than competitive wages, but a cut above. If you’re underpaying, you’re not going to find the people you need. Likewise, in the current market, even competitive wages might not be enough. Instead, think about bumping up the compensation you’re offering to help you get skilled workers on board.
Partner with temporary hiring agencies.
If you’re stilling struggling with finding qualified candidates, consider working with temporary hiring agencies in the area, like Future Force. We can help you source, screen, hire, and train the people you need, quickly and affordably. You’ll be able to focus on running your business, while we’re busy finding your next great employee.
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Contact us today so you can learn more about the difference we can make for your company and your hiring and staffing efforts.