As an employer, it’s becoming important to ensure that your recruitment processes are appealing to as many job seekers as possible. As baby boomers retire and more Gen Zers enter the workforce, employers have focused on a proactive recruitment strategy in recent years. Here are four key things to consider while recruiting in today’s environment:
Focus on retaining employees as much as possible.
Ensure that your company has flexibility built into work schedules for broader appeal. Work-life balance and cultural fits are things that matter more today than they have in the past.
Make sure that your job descriptions aren’t limiting your pool of available workers.
Consider the full nature of the position and ensure that you are very specific in what is required. For example, you don’t want to require a bachelor’s degree if the skill set for a particular job that doesn’t require that skill.
Differentiate between hard and soft skills wherever possible.
A hard skill could be knowing a particular computer software program, while a soft skill may be “communication skills.” A hard skill much easier to teach and adapt a person toward. On the other hand, a soft skill can be much more difficult to teach.
List all the benefits of working for your company.
These include the usual benefits like health care, time off and sick leave. Also note any details about career-pathing, leadership programs, mobility opportunities, and paid volunteerism. By doing so, you can attract a wider range of candidates.
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