No matter your industry, if you’re in the market for top talent, chances are you’ve been affected by the recent labor shortage. So now more than ever, it is imperative for hiring managers and executives to utilize unique and creative ways to attract top candidates in today’s war for talent.
According to Forbes, “One of the most common problems that every business faces is a shortage of top talent. In the world of click-and-post modern marketplaces, an unwritten expectation is that increasing your applicant pool will also increase your chances of hiring your ideal candidate — marketplaces capitalize on this. But, unfortunately, they don’t tell you who you’re looking for typically doesn’t live there.”
How can companies utilize top strategies to win the war for talent?
- Move away from generic job descriptions. Include specificities in your job posting that appeal to the bigger and better job opportunities candidates desire in today’s market.
- Sourcing: Take time to think about where your candidates spend their time – on the Internet and off. Meet them where they’re at.
- Add some personality, even some humor, into your interview process. This reminds your candidates that they’re dealing with a human, not an HR robot.
- Timeliness: Don’t wait around to extend an offer to a candidate. Experts recommend presenting an offer to a candidate within 24 hours after the final interview.
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Kristen Burgess is the Marketing Specialist at Alliance of Professionals & Consultants, Inc. She has five years’ experience in curating content for digital platforms, social media contributions, and supporting marketing campaigns and strategies. Before joining the APC wolfpack, she worked in digital marketing for software as a service, giving her keen insight into the types of professionals APC hires today. In addition, she likes to stay up-to-date on the most relevant trends within the technology industry through thought-provoking podcasts and newsletters while paying attention to industry leaders’ trends. In her spare time, she serves on the Management Team and helps craft communications for the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties.