If you manage people or even run your own business, it’s just a matter of time, until you have a season or a hire to make where you’ll feel like you’re not getting an opportunity to pick from the best talent out there. For many of the businesses we partner with here at Brannon Professionals, eventually, they’ve found themselves having trouble competing for the top talent and worry they’ll end settling for a candidate that they’d ordinarily not choose.
The truth is, every business, even those that once had their pick of talent, will find themselves shut out of an increasingly competitive job market. So what can you do to attract the best talent, no matter the economic season, in a tight job market?
Here are four things that will help you land the top candidates for your company.
We should note: At Brannon Professionals, we know that time of the essence. And, the wrong “new hire” can be costly. So, these are just some of the things we provide each of our clients so they can focus on their job and have confidence that we’ll discover the best talent and candidates to fit their positions.
1. Build your company brand.
If you want to succeed in a competitive job market, start by making your business one people want to work for. Building a great brand is about more than selling products – businesses that are successful in their branding efforts often have their choice of most talented candidates available.
2. Be active on social media.
Remember, most of the time, the best talent is already employed. This means they probably aren’t scouring online job boards such as Zip Recruiter or Indeed. But, chances are they are checking out their Facebook feeds and updating their LinkedIn and Instagram profiles. Social media is a great way to put your company in front of them. We often find it to be a great tool to bring high-quality talent to the table, even if they’re already employed.
3. Leverage smart screening tools.
Sorting out the best candidates is a difficult task, but smart screening can make it easier. Our multi-level screening process is designed to make sure we’ve weeded out the unqualified as well as provide a position-specific profile along with a list of highly vetted and top-performing candidates so you’re not wasting time thumbing through dozens or even hundreds of resumes.
4. Provide perks that give incentivize performance.
Money is not the only thing highly talented workers are looking for. Accentuating your commitment to a positive work/life balance and your commitment to personal and professional growth can set your company apart – and help you attract the best talent. Today, companies are competing for the same people. And, oftentimes, salary isn’t the deciding factor. Instead, candidates are regularly making their decisions by asking for and looking at creative perks and opportunities to grow and be incentivized by the work they produce.
5. We provide a new hire guarantee.
Bottom line: If a new hire that we found for you doesn’t work out within a predetermined time frame, we will start from scratch and find your next employee at no cost.
Attracting talented individuals in a competitive job market can be tough, and success may involve some out of the box thinking. If you are having trouble finding the best candidates, we can make life much easier. Give us a call or send a message.