3 Effective Ways to Tackle The Biggest Recruiting Challenges
These strategies, if properly implemented would help tackle the recruitment challenges you are facing.
Recruitment is vital for all companies big or small but there is a challenge. What is the biggest recruitment challenge?
Talent shortage is the number 1 hiring challenge today. HR professionals reported “few or no qualified applicants” for the positions they were trying to fill. Unfortunately, this problem will only get worse.
According to the McKinsey study, in 2020 companies will need 16 to 18 million more educated employees that are going to be available.
So what can you do to successfully tackle this common recruiting challenge?
Here are the top 3 strategies guaranteed to help you tackle the biggest recruiting challenge – talent shortage:
1. Attracting passive candidates
According to LinkedIn’s research, 70% of the global workforce is made up of passive talent who are not actively job hunting. If you want to attract these passive candidates, you need to define and implement an effective employer branding strategy. You need to tell a compelling story about your company, showcase your company culture and get candidates excited to join your team.
Create an attractive, responsive and branded career site and career blog, where you can present your employer brand and show candidates why your company is a great place to work.
You’ll do that by presenting photos of your employees and your office, sharing employee testimonials and writing about the interesting projects your teams are working on and new technologies they are working with.
2. Sourcing candidates
Unfortunately, building and presenting an attractive employer brand isn’t enough. Passive job candidates aren’t actively looking for a job, so they won’t be checking your career site – unless you give them a reason. To get their attention, you need to proactively reach out to your ideal candidates.
But first, you need to find them. If you are looking to hire tech talent, you can easily find great candidates with a few clicks using modern recruitment tools and platforms like eWorker. After finding them, ensure that you send them an effective, personalized cold recruiting email/phone call.
3. Creating talent pools
Finally, you need to build your talent pool and fill it with candidates eager to join your company. That way, you will have a pool of interested, qualified candidates you can tap into when you have a job opening.
There are many ways to build your talent pool. You can invite potential candidates to join your talent network, fill your talent pool with attendees of your local events, workshops and meetups, organize online webinars, open career days and job fairs, etc.
There you have it! If these strategies are properly implemented you’re on your to overcome the number one recruitment challenge.