In recent years, the lack of skilled employees has troubled recruiters across industries. And small businesses are no exception. Statistics reveal that 82% of small businesses struggle to find qualified talent.
As a recruiter, you know it’s challenging to attract, recruit and retain top talent. Unfortunately, even today, many recruiters depend on traditional recruitment methods to fill their open roles. Monotonous recruitment strategies, countless scheduling, and continuous screening can be soul-destroying and ineffective.
Therefore, it’s high time for small businesses to break the mould and embrace new-age technology and execute a streamlined recruitment process.
Here are 4 ways that suggest that hiring employees for small business is changing for good. Adopt them if you want to up your hiring game:
4 Ways Small Business Recruitment is Evolving:
Focus on Candidate-Centric Recruitment
With today’s recruitment challenges, more businesses are adopting a candidate-centric model to strengthen their recruitment process. It’s an effective hiring strategy that aims at building a long-term relationship with candidates.
Employers have begun to understand that job seekers may reject a job offer if they have a bad candidate experience. If you want to be successful at attracting, hiring, and retaining top talent, you need to focus on improving your candidate experience. This effectively refines the quality, time and cost of hire.
Hire Freelancers and Contractors
Freelancers and contractors play an important role in effective hiring. A study reveals that 83% of small businesses hiring takes advantage of freelancers/contractors for a value-add to their business.
Additionally, hiring freelancers and contractors aren’t limited to the growth of a business or improving work culture, but is also beneficial when filling high profile open roles. They are also experts in filling positions that require skills for website design and web development.
Provide Workspace Flexibility
Today’s employees appreciate flexibility in their work. Flexibility in work hours, working days and the option of working remotely provides employees with an excellent work-life balance.
A lot of times, employees want to escape from the mundane work environment with dull walls and fluorescent lights. They need an opportunity to work in a place that provides a space for productivity, creativity, and some fun, which are the key elements in creating a team of winners working for you.
Encourage Employer Branding
In today’s world, job seekers look at the social media platforms of businesses before pursuing a serious job hunt. This gives them an idea about the company’s culture and whether they fit into it. That’s why employer branding is a crucial aspect of hiring.
You should incorporate employer branding in your strategy for effective small business hiring. Be present across social media platforms and position yourself as the best employer in the business, just the way you would do for your products and services.
Author Bio: Kelly Barcelos is a progressive digital marketing manager for Jobsoid – Applicant Tracking System. She is responsible for leading the content and social media teams at work. Her expertise and experience in the filed of HR enables her to create value-driven content for her readers – both on Jobsoid’s blog and other guest blogs where she publishes content regularly.