Whether you own your own business or work for a large company, the hiring process is a process that is stressful across the board. Many of my clients fear that they won’t be able to find the best Person for the job. Someone who not only has the skills the job requires, but also an employee who is very committed and fits well into the corporate culture. So how can you find the right person for the job?
Today, according to Workonic, more than 73% of candidates are passively looking for a job, and over 86% of those who are perfect for a position at the company are hired by other employers.
When 86% of the people who are perfect for your role are hired by someone else, you can’t afford to overlook the fact that you have to sell why you would be a great place to work. If you don’t, the top talent will work for someone else.
Keys to Finding Top Talent
How do you make sure you attract top talent? Here are three strategies you can use to ensure your team or small business is attracting the best possible employee for your company.
- Build your company’s reputation. Potential recruits consider more than just salary when applying. This means that your company needs to differentiate itself from the competition in a variety of ways.
Vision. You need to take the time to develop a clear and compelling vision for your company. This is the foundation on which your company or team is built and a top selling point for potential employees.
Services Today’s top talent will be looking for a company that offers competitive time off, flexible schedules, and the ability to work remotely. These benefits show candidates that you want to care for them as an individual and create a team culture that allows them to have a healthy, maintainable work-life balance.
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Corporate culture. Reputation is important. It’s that simple. Companies that have the ability to retain employees and that are known to be great organizations for easily attracting top talent.
According to the American Psychological Association, 89% of workers in companies that promote employee wellbeing are more likely to recommend their company as a good place to work. That’s the key. You want your employees to talk about how much they love working for you. Engagement and employee retention are important sales drivers that attract new employees.
Career development. The top talent in today’s workforce is one who wants the opportunity to advance. According to a study by Gallup, 45% of millennials say that a job that accelerates their professional or professional development is “very important” to them. You can use this fact to attract the best employees by showing that you have a growth path within the company.
2. Match an individual’s passion to their job. According to Jobvite, 32% of workers said they would agree to a 10% wage cut if they did their job hard enough.
People want to combine their work with something bigger than a paycheck. Why? When you do work that you believe in, work that makes sense, the value of it stands out. During the hiring process, explain clearly what the organization is doing and how it can be part of that contribution in the world.
3. Increase the size of the candidate pool. It’s worth it. Trust me. The more candidates you consider, the better the chances you will find the one who will fit your job incredibly well. I encourage you to do whatever you can when it comes to attitudes. Reach friends, family, co-workers, former colleagues. Recruiters, online platforms, and social media are other great ways to get the word out.
I also recommend the approach that you always take. Even if you don’t have a position at this point, the best recruiters will tell you that it pays to continuously network and build relationships with potential candidates.
The top talent is out there. Don’t settle for good enough when you hire. Your team deserves the best, and it’s well worth investing the time finding the right person now.