Actionable Recruitment Strategies That Really Work

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Finding people willing to work for your business can be a challenge. Estimates suggest that the number of vacancies across the economy is growing at an alarming rate, with more than 10 million unfilled positions at the last count. 

Therefore, getting the people you need is becoming more competitive. Firms would like to hire, but there simply aren’t enough workers around it seems. 

For this reason, you need to upgrade your recruitment strategies. Here’s what to do: 

Text Prospective Workers About Upcoming Opportunities

Sending out mass emails to workers is one option, but if you really want to grab their attention with opportunities to earn money, then sending out texts can work much better. 

Think about it: when was the last time you had an email exchange with somebody under the age of 35? The answer is probably “never” because that sort of thing rarely happens unless, of course, the person already works for your firm. 

Try texting and see what kind of response you get. Younger generations will appreciate it because you’re communicating with them via a channel they love. 

Start A Local Facebook Group

Another thing you can do for hiring is starting a local Facebook group. Here, you can post jobs available every day and then quickly close positions that you fill, without having to go through a recruitment agency or website. 

Go To A Virtual Jobs Fare

You could also try going to a virtual job fair. These are online gatherings that you can either organise yourself, or take part in. If you decide to go down the DIY route, you’ll want to set up your Zoom account so that you can address a large number of applicants all at once. Expect up to fifty people to attend at a time. 

Create A Video About Working At Your Firm

Before candidates sign anything, they want to know what it will actually be like to work for your firm. For this reason, video production is essential. It can give prospective employees a real feel for what it might be like to join your team, and what you’re all about. 

Use Employee Referrals

Often, your own employees will know people who are suitable for the role you’re trying to fill. Therefore, instead of paying an expensive agency to find someone for you, give employees who hook you up with quality staff a small kickback. This way, you can incentivise your team to expand your business organically without having to go through the usual costly and slow channels. 

Find Leads

People looking to work with a firm like yours won’t always see your job ads. Because of this, it makes sense to adopt a “leads” approach to recruiting instead.

The idea here is pretty simple: just go searching for people on LinkedIn who fit the requirements for the position you want to fill. Then, if they appear to be at a loose end, approach them and ask if they’d like to join your firm. This approach works because you’re the one seeking out suitable candidates. You’re not just having to take whoever comes your way.

Vinh Van Lam
the authorVinh Van Lam
Vinh Van Lam, co-founder of ArtSHINE, is a visionary art coach and entrepreneur with a passion for fostering creativity. With a diverse background in art and business, he brings a unique perspective to empower emerging artists, enabling them to thrive in the dynamic art industry through the innovative platform of ArtSHINE.

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