After talking with several employers I've noticed a hiring trend in what I like to call the "post and pray method". Essentially this means, they'll grab the same job ad that they've always used, throw it out on the job boards (post), and assume (pray) that any available and qualified talent will see their ad and apply. They've become comfortable with the assumption that what they get is what they get, and if they don't get enough applicants it simply means there's not talent available...
Considering all the recent events, some believe the hiring world is now the employer's market while the others believe hiring qualified candidates just got more difficult. But have you seen any of these opinions actually backed by data? Check out our recent data study and decide for yourself.
You can't keep doing the same things that you were doing pre-COVID and expecting the same, if not better, results. We're living in unique, chaotic, ever-changing times and the fact is... Chaos requires out of the box thinking. It's time to approach hiring differently with this 5-step plan.
Considering the sky-high unemployment rates... why aren't you getting applicants for your jobs? -- The fact of the matter is, they're most likely not looking. It's time to switch up your hiring approach and attract qualified candidates by using your strengths and differences to your advantage.
Let's talk about the unique group of qualified applicants who have already applied through your company career site, likely completed parts of your screening process, but were never hired.
While taking look into which sources are the most powerful in their ability to convert applicants into hires, I found that job seekers who applied through company career sites, were 8x more likely to be hired!
There are cost-effective ways you can stand out against your competitors in this war for talent without digging deeper into your pockets, and one of the most overlooked is PTO.
Are you drowning, treading, or swimming to safety during this time of crisis, chaos, and disruption? Let's talk about how you, an HR Person, can not just survive but thrive during times like these.
Just because your job ad is on a job board, doesn’t mean it’s getting seen by qualified job seekers. Keyword research can be KEY to getting your job ads out to qualified applicants.