According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. is currently in a candidate-driven job market. In other words, there are more openings than candidates seeking employment. While this news is good for employees, many companies are struggling to find qualified workers for their open positions. If you’ve recently learned what it means to get “ghosted” by a prospective employee, check out these NueVista tips for finding top talent.
Build (and Live) Your Brand
Your brand isn’t just an idea you present to customers, it’s also a message you send to the community at large – including perspective employees. If your recruiters aren’t conveying the company’s value proposition online and in person, you might not be attracting the best possible people to your team. To that end, companies need to take steps to ensure everyone at the business is living this truth.
Expedite the Interview Process
Even if you’re saying the right things during the interview, being reluctant to make an offer can cause you to lose top candidates to the competition. Because the market is employee driven at the moment, applicants won’t wait around for indecisive hiring managers. If you want to secure the best people, avoid equivocating for weeks or months after the interview and go with your gut.
Offer Fair Salaries
One of the biggest reasons companies lose out on top candidates is that they don’t pay them what they’re worth. As a hiring manager, you’re the one responsible for doing market research to ensure the salaries and benefits you’re offering are competitive. If other nearby businesses are paying better, you’re liable to lose your top choices again and again. Additionally, savvy companies lure job candidates with perks like remote work opportunities, on-site gyms, and flexible hours.
Trust NueVista With Your Hiring Needs
If a lack of skilled IT workers is preventing your company from moving forward, don’t hesitate to contact NueVista for staffing assistance. We connect top Midwest employers with a range of contract, contract-to-hire, and direct placement tech jobs. To learn more about our services, contact our team of experts today.