Tips for recruiting in a candidate driven market

There are always ebbs and flows in the labour market. As an employer, there are times when there are no shortage of candidates to choose from to fill a vacancy. There are, however, times when there are more jobs than candidates. During these times, candidates are in a solid position to seek an increase in salary as well as negotiate other benefits, which often sees them taking a job with one of your competitors.

Here are some tips from The Recruitment Alternative to assist you when recruiting in a candidate driven market.

MOVE QUICKLY

With candidates having an abundance of jobs to choose from, they are often interviewing for more than one role at a time. If you interview a candidate and deem them suitable for the role you are looking to fill, it’s advisable to move quickly. Decide whether you would like to offer them the position or continue with the recruitment process. Candidates are often offered a role upon the conclusion of an interview. You do not want to risk losing them to the competition because you have been too busy to get back to them.

BE FLEXIBLE

When there are more roles available than people looking for work, you may need to consider being flexible with your offerings. Be prepared to possibly increase the salary on offer. If a candidate is interviewing for a number of positions, employers may offer an increased salary and benefits to secure them. You may also need to be flexible with the years of experience or education levels of the candidates.

USE A RECRUITMENT AGENCY

Take the stress out of finding talent for your business and engage in the services of a Recruitment Agency. It’s important to note that while a Recruitment Consultant will do all the groundwork in sourcing potential candidates, you will still need to be flexible and move quickly in order to secure the best person for the role and for your organization.

The Recruitment Alternative exists to provide low cost recruitment excellence that is a budget option for employers. The Recruitment Alternative provide services across Australia and New Zealand. As a generalist recruitment agency, we offer affordable recruitment solutions at a low-cost price point that makes sense. If you would like to find out more about our services contact us today on 1300 548 546.

3 tips on hiring staff in a hurry!

As an employer there may come a time when you are in need of hiring staff in a hurry! Whether it’s due to company growth, restructure or an unexpected resignation, it can be stressful and overwhelming.  Here are some handy tips from The Recruitment Alternative to assist you when hiring staff:

Get clear:

Getting clear on your business needs as well as what you are seeking in a new employee is key. Take some time to think about and answer the following questions:

  • What does the business truly need?
  • How does this position fit in to the smaller team and wider organisation?
  • How will this role support the business moving forward?
  • What are the key skills and experience required for the position?
  • What is our company culture and what type of person will fit into this culture?

Once you are clear and your needs are clearly defined, formalise this in writing via a detailed Position Description.

Get organised:

  • Have your calendar ready with days and times scheduled in for candidate interviews.
  • Know your recruitment process. How many interviews will prospective candidates have? Will they be required to do any additional testing? Plan ahead and ensure you have your interview questions and interview guides prepared. Having a clearly defined recruitment process will alleviate some pressure and you can also confidently communicate this to the candidates.
  • If you are interested in making an employment offer, don’t delay! In this candidate short market, candidates have no shortage of jobs to choose from and are quickly being snapped up!

Get assistance:

Whether you are short on time, it’s your first time recruiting or you just find the process overwhelming, seek support and assistance from and experienced Recruitment Agency like The Recruitment Alternative. We will take the stress away from you so that you can focus on business at hand.

At The Recruitment Alternative, we recruit across a wide range of industry sectors. Wherever you are in Australia or New Zealand, we have you covered. Our experienced consultants recruit for roles in the areas of Customer Service, Digital Marketing, I.T, Retail and much more. Call us on 1300 548 546 to find out how we can assist you with your recruitment needs!