Finding the right talent for your team is difficult at the best of times, but when times are tough (like they currently are during covid-19) it makes it just a little bit more difficult. But the most difficult of times can actually be a great opportunity to find some really top talent that usually isn’t on the market. Whenever the economy takes a hit, more candidates become available for opportunities that usually wouldn’t be, leaving an opportunity for employers to hire great talent for their team.
Here are a few tips for hiring during challenging times.
Don’t settle for less
Recruiting can be costly, so you want to make sure you’re doing it right. Make sure you find the best person for the job, not just the person who is available. Hold out for someone who really wants to be a part of your team, and is keen to develop and grow with your business.
When it comes to recruiting in these challenging times, you’ve got to think outside of the box and take risks to get ahead of your competitors. In times of high unemployment, people rethink their careers and sometimes choose a new direction to head in. So when you’re looking for your next hire, don’t dismiss candidates with little experience in your industry, they could be exactly what your business needs.
Why should the candidate join your business over your competitors? What do you offer that other companies do not? Why is your business such a good place to work? Is your business big on career development and training? Although more candidates are on the market, you will still be battling with other companies to get the best talent. So you need to know exactly what your business offers, to allow you to sell the vacancy to the candidate.
Prepare for the future
You might not be in the best position to hire new talent straight away, but you can use this time to prepare for when you begin hiring again because there will be a hiring surge when we get through these tough times. You can use this time to build relationships with candidates, and build a brand that people want to work for. This could be the difference between a business changing candidate joining your competitors instead of yours.
Use our expertise
Even during these tough times, you can trust our specialist IT consultants to find top talent for your roles. Not just matching skills and experience, but finding somebody who fits in with your culture and is in line with your vision.
If you’re interested in finding out how we can help you, don’t hesitate to get in touch.