The job market has been highly volatile, with many employers struggling to fill open positions. If you have been among those managers, then you know finding great candidates can be a challenge. Here are a few tips to help you get an edge over the competition.
Be Honest With Job Descriptions
When you post open jobs, you should be completely honest with jobseekers about what you are looking for and what they can expect from a position with your company. For example, if you require employees to work a 9 to 5 shift, don’t advertise flexible scheduling. This will save everyone time and effort.
If you have noticed that the candidates applying for open positions are generally lacking the key qualifications you are seeking, it might be time to review your job posting. Look for discrepancies between your expectations of applicants and the description.
Offer Competeitve Pay
While many younger workers put more priority on personal fulfillment at work over high earnings, everyone deserves to be paid a decent wage. Offer a competitive salary and benefits program. Remember that many workers are willing to compromise on wages if the position offers excellent benefits and scheduling flexibility.
Keep Office Policies Flexible
If you have been struggling to attract top talent, it’s probably a good idea to check your workplace policies and see if they align with current worker expectations. Many job seekers are looking for flexible policies when it comes to benefits. These may include:
- Unlimited paid time off
- Flexible scheduling
- Paid family leave
- Opportunities for community service
- Remote work
Screen Potential Candidates
Sometimes things really are too good to be true. That’s why you should always contract with a background screening company to run checks on potential new hires. Doing so can save you aggravation down the road by uncovering why that seemingly ideal candidate was struggling to find a new job.
Give yourself an advantage in attracting job candidates by being honest in job descriptions, offering competitive pay and benefits, and screening potential new hires to determine compatibility.