Can’t find the right talent for your business? If so, you are amongst fantastic company – the vast majority of employers out there struggle to fill vacancies with the right candidates. While it would be something of a stretch to suggest there is a complete talent vacuum in the UK right now, it’s certainly a competitive environment.
And, it’s important that you hire quality people – as studies show, the better talent you employ in your business, the better chance you have of success.
So, if you are struggling to find the right quality of employee, read on. We have put together a few ideas for you to ensure that you are in with a shot for attracting new talent, and remain a step ahead of your competitors. Let’s take a closer look at some of your options.
Write better job descriptions
Do you still copy and paste dull job descriptions and posting them on career sites like Indeed? If so, it’s time to make a change. Put yourself in a candidate’s shoes, and it will soon become apparent why none of the good people are applying to work for your business.
Keep your descriptions simple, inspiring, and encouraging. Excellent candidates are looking for a great company to serve, and it all starts with your job ads – get them wrong, and you will get overlooked.
There are two places to look when seeking out talent online. The first is one of the many online communities that exist out there. Places like Reddit, Dribbble, and Github, for example, might be perfect for hiring a web developer.
So, think about where your ideal candidate might hang out, and go directly to the source. Secondly, online job boards can help you narrow down your search, too. But, again, make sure that you are focussing on a particular niche, which will result in better qualified, better-positioned people for the role.
Hire from abroad
The Brexit vote has shown that ‘British jobs for British people’ is a popular viewpoint. But the simple truth is that much of the economic growth over the last few years has been down to the work of immigrants.
And there is plenty of evidence to suggest that if you want exceptional talent, you should turn your eye towards the continent – and beyond. However, hiring people from abroad – and outside of the EU – can be incredibly complicated.
The chances are that you will need immigration solicitors to assist you in getting a sponsorship license. It’s also important to remember that it is an ongoing process, too, and you have to be wary that you are following the rules on UKBA compliance.
Use employment agencies
Employment agencies are a little like Marmite – you’ll either love them or hate them. Recruitment consultants can help, however, when it comes to headhunting talent for your business.
Not only will they have a contacts list as long as your arm, but they will also act as a screening process. That means you won’t have to read through hundreds of unsuitable CVs, interview dozens of unsuitable candidates, and can focus on preparing some killer interview questions.