Don’t communicate with your candidates…If you want to lose out!

As much as we have all been through a very difficult time and unemployment is on the rise recruiting great candidates will always be critical to the success of a business. Pre COVID unemployment was at just 3% and the lowest levels of unemployment recorded since 1974.  Now unemployment is rapidly increasing although the true numbers will not be known until the latter part of this year and next.  The old adages…”The war for talent” and “Candidate is King” are surely a thing of the past.   Our MD, Michelle Pollard, says not “Recruiting will certainly be easier in some ways and absolutely there are lots of great candidates looking for new opportunities however a whole different set of issues are coming to the surface.  There is never a more important time to ensure that all candidates are getting feedback quickly on their application ensuring you keep your employer brand intact.”

So what does this mean for you if you’re planning to recruit?  In some cases here at Spider HQ we have seen response levels quadruple across all levels of role.  So here our top 4 tips to ensure you are recruiting like a guru and treating your candidates like a king (or queen):

  • Have a well written advert – Ensure you are outlining exactly what skills you are looking to recruit, outline who your ideal candidate is, give the candidates more information on you as a business and an employer.   Don’t just assume that every candidate in the world is desperate to work for you!  Tell them more about why your opportunity is a great one!
  • Have a multi-faceted approach to your recruitment campaign –  Just because response levels may be more than what you would ideally like, it is still key to cover all angles when searching for the perfect one.  The easiest way to recruit may not always be the best place.  With recruitment being one of the most crucial things to the success of business and one of the biggest investments you need to ensure you choose wisely and don’t go for the easy option or the “they will do” approach.
  • Have the time to recruit properly – so many times we see great candidates get snapped up because of the delay in companies responding to applications.  Great candidates will not sit and wait, they are proactive, engaged and wanting to work now.  If you are advertising make time in your diary for the following days and week to select, speak and meet your top candidates.  Leave them in the dark at your peril!
  • Finally using technology and companies like Spider to help support a candidate’s journey should be a major priority for any forward thinking company.  It will certainly take the administrative burden off the hiring business ensuing their time is spent in a more proactive way during the Recruitment process and giving those great candidates the time that they deserve.

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