A company is only as great as the people in it. In order to fill roles with top talent, employers must invest in a variety of strong recruitment tactics. The modern employee has evolved, and so have hiring and recruiting practices. Today’s workforce is out to do more than earn a paycheck. They want to work for companies that contribute to a bigger purpose, treat their people well and offer room for professional growth. The best candidates are seeking positions at organizations that have rich company culture, offer the best benefits and invest in their current people the right way.
At SourcePointe, our job as your business partner is to provide valuable insights into how your business can grow. That includes tips and strategies explaining how to attract the best of the best candidates. Below, we’ve outlined a few strategies for employers and managers to focus on.
Develop strong job postings.
A job posting shouldn’t just collect resumes. It should act as a valuable tool that gets candidates excited about the possibility of assuming that role. An accurate and well-written job posting is an asset that recruiters can use in their search for top candidates. According to Allegis Group, 72% of hiring managers say they provide clear job descriptions, while only 36% of candidates say the same. Advertising a generic job description can turn off the best candidates. That’s why employers should consider including the following in addition to a clear explanation of the job’s roles and responsibilities when writing a job posting:
- Showcase your culture
- Highlight the perks
- Communicate your mission and vision for the company
It’s important that employers paint an accurate and enticing picture of what a role entails and what success looks like. Removing arbitrary requirements such as acquired degrees, years of experience, and basic skills can help attract better candidates. Those same facts can be determined during the interview. If you need assistance in developing a job posting that will stand out, we’re here to help with that.
Highlight the culture.
Bringing your culture to life within your job postings is crucial for attracting top talent. Cultural fit has become a requirement for potential employees when considering a job offer. It’s also a major reason your best workers stick around. A rich company culture is one that facilitates a healthy work environment that employees look forward to stepping into every day. The better the culture the higher your employee retention rates become – ultimately resulting in low employee turnover. A few elements of company culture to consider talking about during the recruitment process are:
- Open communication
- Providing comfortable work spaces
- Friendly and collaborative environment
- Encouragement of growth and ownership
- Team building opportunities
- Company values
The Harvard Business Review found that the single most important principle in career satisfaction and engagement is “simply making progress on meaningful work.” Creating a culture around performing purposeful work can be one of the most effective recruitment tools for employers especially looking to hire younger (Millennial, Generation Z) workers.
We can help.
Hiring the best people and keeping them happy is crucial to a company’s success. If employers invest in the right recruiting strategies, more qualified candidates will surface. We’re here to make sure that happens for your company. Our team of dedicated experts stay up-to-date on the latest recruitment trends and ensure that our clients are in the know at all times. We offer job posting strategies, employee retention plans and even handle the onboarding processes once you find the candidates you’ve been looking for. Our team is here to make your company better and streamline internal processes so leadership can focus on their vision.
At SourcePointe, we utilize our industry-experience to provide you with a multitude of customizable HR services, support, and solutions. All so your business can do one thing – more business. We’ll provide tailor-made solutions that fit your company’s needs while providing a solid return on your investment that pays off immediately – and for many years after that.Back to Insights