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Tough to Find the Right Talent? Tips to Switch Up Your Hiring Strategy

If you’re finding it difficult to find the right talent for your company, perhaps it’s time to revamp the way you hire. Here are some tips to level up your hiring game.

Every employer knows this: Getting the right talent is crucial for the company’s success. However, finding the right talent can be challenging with the shifts in trends, especially with the pandemic still looming. 

As employees began to re-evaluate their life’s priorities, money and status are no longer perceived as defining factors for career satisfaction. In fact, many are willing to leave their jobs to focus on their personal goals and family leading to the ‘Great Resignation’. 

On the other hand, the need for talent to fill important roles is even more crucial as businesses are “forced” to adopt new and innovative business models. So, what’s an employer got to do to attract them?

Here are seven tips that may be helpful in levelling up your company’s hiring strategy!

1. Flaunt your company’s pro-employee culture

While not often seen as a ‘recruitment technique’, having a strong company identity goes a long way to impress your company as a desirable workplace. If your company emphasises employees’ work-life balance or has policies that are committed to supporting employees’ professional growth, now is the time to show how much your company values talent!

Find better candidates for your job openings on MyCareersFuture! In your existing job post, you can now select the “Suggested Talents” option to browse a list of other suitable talents who have not applied. Shortlist the best fit for your role and invite them to apply. Try it now!

2. Acknowledge the talent from within first

Finding the right talent does not necessarily mean that an employer always must look externally. With an internal recruitment strategy, you’ll be assured that you’re filling vacant positions with employees who already understand your company’s values, culture, and expectations. Additionally, having an in-house talent management programme is a testament to your company’s commitment to the progression and growth of employees.

3. Tighten up your pre-interview stage

Despite your experience in hiring, sometimes the candidates that you’ve shortlisted for the interview stage may turn out to be not what you expected. This is a waste of valuable time and effort. Thankfully, some advanced job portals now include screening questions for employers to pre-select candidates. One of them is the MyCareersFuture job portal, which enables employers to add screening questions to their job posts! 

Read More: Improving Your Hiring Process: How and Why Screening Questions Will Help

4. Adopt a proactive recruitment approach

Hoping your ideal candidate discovers your job posting or is even in the midst of looking for a new job when you post, is to depend on sheer luck. So, instead of waiting, why not take a more proactive approach? 

With MyCareersFuture, employers can now invite potential candidates to apply for the jobs they posted on the portal. Gain more control over the kind of talent that you want onboard your company and speed up your hiring process with the Suggested Talent tool. 

Check out how it works in the video below!

5. Mobile-first for more eyeballs and applicants

In the age of smartphones, access to information is at the tip of our fingers. Hence, your recruitment digital touchpoints should be optimised for a mobile-first interface to ensure that the talent pool is able to see and submit their application easily and conveniently on a mobile device. 

The formula is straightforward: the more convenient it is to view your job posts, the higher the chances of jobseekers applying for them!

6. Make it convenient, yet safe with recorded interviews

Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of adaptation of most digital technologies. To maintain health and safety considerations, many human resource departments have also begun looking at skipping face-to-face interviews and adopting remote interviews. This lets you get a feel for the candidate’s personality in a much more efficient way than in-person talks. Here’s how it works in three easy steps:

Step 1:

Employers provide candidates with a set of questions 

Step 2:

Candidates record themselves answering them in a video format 

Step 3:

Candidates submit their videos to employers 

Read More: What Works, What Won’t: Everything You Need to Know for Recorded Interviews

7. Invest in an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

If sieving through hundreds of resumes is not your cup of tea, why not leave all the heavy lifting to advanced software! Presenting the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) – the programme that sorts through all applicant resumes and compares them against the description of the job posted. Best matches will be presented for your hiring manager to review! Chances are these are the ones who are most likely to be a good fit for the position.

Below are some examples of ATS tracking providers for your reference:

Be adaptable with your recruitment strategy

As an employer, it is always good to keep up with the latest hiring trends and see what works best for your company. Finding the right talent for your company may be challenging, but it is certainly not an impossible feat! Be creative with your processes and always keep an open mind to new methods. Good luck with your talent search!

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