What is the ‘Year Of The Candidate’? Find out what this means for business owners:

This year has been billed ‘The Year Of The Candidate’ due to skills shortages in the marketplace. Ever since the term was first coined in a Wall Street Journal article at the very beginning of last January, the concept quickly gained momentum amongst HR circles and those who are passionate about matching the best people with the right roles.

But as a business owner, how will this have an impact on the work you do? Basically, there aren’t enough white-collar professionals to go round. If you want to fill your higher-level positions, you’re likely to face a struggle. It’ll take more time, and you’ll have to be much more thorough in your search.

Here, we’ll take a look at what you can do to ensure you can still find the right people when you need them.

It all starts with your recruitment processes. Instead of waiting for the right candidates to come and knock on your door, you might well have to go out there and find them. Are you building your contacts? Do you know where you can access the best people? Are you keeping in touch with them regularly, to strengthen the relationship and build trust?

Whilst newer, online tactics are definitely on trend right now, and it’s true that they can bring a massive amount of value to the table, don’t forget the more traditional approaches. Real world connections can make all the difference in this type of climate. The best recruitment strategies will usually merge the two, though will be tailored according to your own business’s culture and priorities.

Next up, make sure you’re showing your candidates that you value them, even before they step foot in your office. They’re pressed for time, and they’re assessing you as much as you’re assessing them. They have other options, so they aren’t going to stand for anything less than sparkling treatment. Hone your communications, make sure they’re timely, and invite feedback at all stages of the process.

These trends may well last longer than just 12 months, so if you’re keen to win the war for talent, you need to make sure that you’re fit for battle.

Struggling to find the right people to help you to drive your business forward?

Give us a call today!

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