May 20 2021 - One of the most tricky and costly aspects of business to get right, is hiring the right employee and ensure they stay. Job posting done wrong will mean a lack of applicants, which keeps that job position empty for longer. Here are some tips to assist you in finding talent, and more importantly, keeping it.
The most effective way to advertise a job, is via an online site. Depending on your industry, there may be specialized sites that cater towards a certain worker. There will be marketing job sites, hospitality sites and other such examples.
In order to attract the best talent, you should be as open and honest about the job as possible, listing the job requirements alongside the salary. Many jobs donít detail the full salary, which will put off serious talent from applying.
You should use your businesses social media to advertise a job too, as you will most likely have brand loyal people following, or partners youíve worked with, who could be very interested in the role. If they donít have the skills themselves, then perhaps they might tell someone else about the posting, helping to spread the word via person-to-person.
Retaining Top Talent
HR departments are responsible for helping to retain the employees that they helped bring in. Employee retention is important, as the costs of employee turnover are so much higher than they used to be. This is because the cost of advertising a job, and having that job empty during the process, are damaging at times.
That makes it heart-breaking when the process is complete and the new employee leaves within a few months. A successful company will be able to keep their talent, and develop them further down their career path too.
One way in which modern American businesses are improving the incoming talent, is via business immigration. This refers to when a business looks abroad for specialized talent that is applicable to their workforce. Law firms can help provide work visas for both skilled and unskilled immigrants in order to assist with labor shortage.
Especially with the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality sector, an industry which was struggling beforehand, it is beneficial to look elsewhere for talent. Many Americans lost their service jobs during the pandemic, and have looked for other lines of work since. This means there will be more jobs available than those in the country seeking employment.
Businesses can work with law firms to help conduct in-depth searches for workers that can help fill the void left by the pandemic. This helps open up more possibilities, but can only be achieved via teamwork and working with a firm.
The Future Of Employment
The impact of COVID-19 over the last year has shook up workplaces, especially in regards to how they hire employees. As many businesses closed their doors, they moved to online methods of working and communicating. The same can be said for the interview process.
Most businesses used video applications such as Zoom in order to speak to applicants. This is likely a trend we will see continue in the near future, as business adapt to new ways of job searching and minimizing downtimes.