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5 Ways to Update Your Recruitment Process
The employee mindset has radically changed. In order to recruit effectively, employers need to make changes, too. Specifically:
1. Rethink Your Job Requirements
Consider whether you can realistically loosen some long-established job requirements. Do you really need X years of experience and a Y degree for a Z position? While some high-level and/or highly-technical roles call for specific credentials, are there positions where excellent soft skills can compensate for a shorter resume?
2. Always Recruit from Within First
Internal staff promotions offer many advantages. You already know your candidates; they know how your organization works. You’ll save a fortune on job searches—and offering employees a path to advancement is great for engagement and morale.
3. Recruit More Competitively from Afar
You can’t always find talent in your own backyard, especially for specialized positions. Start launching more compelling national job searches. However, before you do, make sure your relocation benefits are competitive. (We can help you with this one!)
4. Offer Greater Scheduling Flexibility
If you can offer remote and/or hybrid work options, do it. In a recent SHRM Research survey, nearly half of respondents they’ll pursue a remote position for their next job. When that’s not an option, consider offering candidates a lighter schedule. For example, healthcare employers can effectively woo burned-out physicians with the promise of fewer hours.
5. Improve Your Employees’ Experience
From ramping up your recognition programs…to expanding your benefits…to taking employee pulse surveys, there are many ways to show your people that you care. When you can demonstrate that you’re in tune with the wants and needs of the post-pandemic workforce, you’ll draw more quality candidates to you.
Because, while in some ways it’s a new normal, appreciation and caring will never go out of style.