Recruiting candidates, especially top talent, to join your employee ranks can be difficult for companies of all types and sizes. It doesn’t matter how good of a reputation you have, some people just do not want to switch jobs. This means that it will take an extra effort to convince them it is time to take a new step in their career. So, how do you accomplish such a feat? You need to make your company appealing to candidates. We will provide you with a handful of examples in this week’s post.
Sell Company Culture to Candidates
If the culture at your company is top-notch, you will want it to be one of the biggest selling points when talking with and recruiting candidates for open jobs. Employees want to work in a fun, friendly and strong environment that allows them to succeed as much as possible. Do your employees love coming to work each day? Do they have plenty of help on projects and when other issues arise? Do they enjoy spending time with their co-workers outside of the office? If so, it means that your culture is in good shape. Use it to attract candidates to your company.
Be as Transparent as Possible
Transparency is very important when attracting candidates to your company. The more transparent you are, the easier it will be for candidates to apply for jobs. Once you interview candidates and tell them when they will hear from you, make sure you stick to that timeframe. Do not tell them you will get back to them within one week, but then fail to do so for more than three weeks. This will cause headaches for the candidates and even lead them to look for work elsewhere.
Be Flexible When Possible
Once you pick a candidate for the job, you will then begin the negotiation process. All jobs have items that cannot be negotiated because “it is what it is.” But, if you can be flexible in other areas of the contract, do it. This will impress the candidate and hopefully get them to agree to the offer sooner, rather than later.
Sell Your Brand
Candidates want to know what your company brand is. If it is confusing, or candidates cannot figure it out, then you are hurting your chances at landing top talent. The more you sell your brand, the more successful you will be in attracting candidates to your open jobs.
Share your Vision
Companies of all sizes have a vision. There is no reason to keep it quiet from anyone. The vision your company has might be the difference between a top candidate working for you or working elsewhere.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to make your company more appealing to candidates. Contact Smart Talent today to speak with an experienced recruiter about your open jobs.