Unemployment rates across the country have hit an all-time low, and employers are fighting to both find and retain really good employees. Competition for great talent is fierce, and if you’re not pulling out all the stops to attract great performers and make them feel valued, your competition is passing you by.
We spend more time at work than anywhere else. But most job boards have reduced our working lives to a 3-second glance at a document or dared to sum us up with a mere paragraph-long job description. That’s not how good employees are found, they are attracted to your company, and here’s how you can find and keep perfect employees.
Recruiting is really an investment strategy for your organization, so don’t take it lightly. For starters, you’ll want to make the process repeatable and easy to replicate. Document the hiring process you think works best for your organization. You’ll know you have the right hiring process when candidates are easily identified, you can uncover applicants’ behaviors during interviews, references are a breeze to check, and offering the job becomes turnkey.
Remember, with 5 different generations now mixed in the workplace, a blanket of benefits won’t cut it. These benefits don’t have to set you back financially, but they do need to be unique and attractive. Some examples might include pet insurance, monthly team outings, free pints of ice cream on Fridays, or unlimited paid time off. Unlimited PTO? Studies have shown that employees with unlimited PTO are less likely to take time off. This is due to the fact that there is no ‘use it or lose it’ policy that forces them to use their time off.
If you struggle with high turnover or are looking for better candidates, consider letting Wavely do the work for you. Candidates today are not interested in long job postings. If it takes longer than 10 minutes to complete an online application, you’re missing out on 50% of qualified applicants. And if your application process is too complex, candidates will simply move on to the next opportunity.
Wavely helps you find people you can trust, people you can work with because only you know what’s best for your team. It’s an app so it’s easy to hire on the go while still running your business. Wavely offers higher-quality applicants and our AI finds the best candidates for your job. We also offer instant and direct chat so you ask NOW instead of waiting until the interview.
Remember that you’re not just casting out job postings and waiting for a bite, you’re actively competing with companies around the globe. Let candidates know how great your organization is and why so many people have chosen to work there. This is your chance to shine a light on your company culture and why it makes your organization stand above the crowd. Show candidates that your posting is more than a job; it has the potential to be a career they will love.
Find qualified talent to fill your position today!