The hiring process can be exhausting, especially if you are looking to fill a position that has been historically difficult to source candidates for. There are a number of things to consider, including your job description, benefits you’re able to offer, and what people in your industry desire. Here are some things our recruiters can do to go the extra mile and get candidates for those hard-to-fill positions.
Fine-Tune Your Job Descriptions
First, take a look at your job descriptions. This is generally the first place a potential candidate interacts with your company and brand. Use language in the description that highlights the rewards of working with your organization. As an employer, this is your chance to describe why a candidate should be excited about applying to the position.
Of course, you should include requirements and expectations in the description, but be sure to also include details about benefits and your company culture. Really take the time to describe what sets your company apart from the rest. It is also important to ensure that you are setting realistic expectations in the description. Make sure you aren’t setting the bar too high. This can make it even harder to fill the position. Agencies like A.C. Coy can assist you in revising your description.
Utilize Social Media
One of the best things you can do in today’s market is creating social media pages for your company. You should have a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn account for your business. Through your social media posts, videos, and blogs, you can give potential candidates a look at what it is like to work with your company.
Each of these platforms will provide a way for potential candidates to get more information about your organization. Beyond that, they can get a feel for your company culture. It can be a great strategy for reaching individuals to fill those more difficult positions. Our agency can assist you in broadening your reach as well.
Focus on College Recruits
Another great tip for filling more difficult roles is focusing on college recruits. Many of these younger candidates tend to find jobs through friends or job boards, so it is a good idea to market yourself there. It is also good to detail any growth opportunities within your organization. These things really attract college-age talent.
Another great thing you can do to find candidates for those harder-to-fill positions asks for employee referrals. Because they already know what you are looking for and are knowledgeable about your expectations, they will be able to refer more qualified candidates. A.C. Coy often utilizes referrals from past candidates who have been happily placed in jobs to find new leads.
Content marketing is another fantastic way to reach new candidates. Create and publish unique and interesting recruiting content to your website, YouTube channel, and email newsletters. Not only will this help candidates learn more about your organization, but it will also make it easier to find your company online.
Working With an Agency
Consider working with a staffing agency like A.C. Coy to help you source candidates for those harder-to-fill positions. Our expert staff of recruiters can dip into our already-established talent pool and identify potential applicants who meet your needs. Contact us to see how our team can assist you.