Covid-19 and the globalization of the job market drives a competitive labor market for employers. As your company goes about looking for employees to hire, many of the top-performing candidates you’d want for your company likely already have jobs. Or, if they don’t, they are being offered opportunities from recruiters who are trying to hire for your competitors.
To stand out as an employer in this unprecedented job market, in addition to offering the most competitive jobs, you also need to do something to make your company stand out.
Build a Strong Brand Image and Reputation
A great way to help boost your brand image and reputation in the competitive labor market is to capitalize on your employees. Candidates and applicants often turn to online resources such as Glassdoor, Great Place to Work, and Indeed to learn about employers when considering or applying for jobs.
Keep all of the information about your company on these types of websites as up to date and accurate as possible. Furthermore, encourage your employees to voluntarily write honest online reviews about your business for these types of job-seeker resources to help build your reputation.
Offer Compensation Relevant to the Competitive Economy
Although you may not like candidates inquiring about the salary or benefits of a position, salary is an integral consideration for any job applicant.
Demonstrate that you value the skills, knowledge, and experience of your candidates and are willing to pay realistic and competitive compensation and benefits. This will help to set you apart from other employers who seek to go the cheapest route possible.
Go After Passive Job Seekers
A passive candidate is one who is employed and is not currently looking for a new employment opportunity, but who may be willing to discuss one when approached.
In such a competitive job market, it’s critical not to wait for job applicants to come to you. Meet prospects where they are by actively seeking out active and passive candidates on LinkedIn and other professional social networking platforms. See who your competition employs; you may find your next top performer amongst their ranks.
Create Relationships Job Applicants and Candidates
A successful employer in our competitive job market is one who treats prospective candidates well. By using poor communication, unresponsiveness, allowing things to fall through the cracks, a sentiment of disinterest from your business can be conveyed unintentionally.
Use World Premier Agency
Many outstanding large, midsize, small businesses and startups make themselves stand out by relying on a professional recruiting and staffing agency to handle the recruiting, screening, and qualifying of candidates. World Premier Agency helps you achieve your goals while reducing the frustrations along the way.
We make your company look good while also attracting and screening the best talent faster and more efficiently than your in-house Human Resource team. Whether you are a large, midsize, or small business, WPA can help you not only find employees to hire in this tight job market, but also help you with finding the right candidate for the job.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can put our expertise to work for your business.