Recruiting in a Tight Labor Market

There are more open job opportunities today than ever before. So, what does this mean
for you as an employer? Essentially, a tight labor market makes it a greater
challenge to attract great candidates.

The good news is that there are ways you can recruit successfully despite the tight
market and equip your organization with the personnel it needs to thrive. Here
are some tips for recruiting in a tight labor market.

Use Various Tools

Take advantage of all of the recruiting tools available in today's digital world.
Rather than depending solely on job sites, get creative and use other outlets
such as social media, networking, and employee referrals. You never know where
the best candidates are hiding so you're more likely to win in recruiting if
you promote your open jobs in more than one place.

Increase Your Wages

Even if you have a great company culture and offer generous benefits, you may not be
able to recruit the right employees if your wages are below or even at market
value. By increasing your wages, you can boost your chances of attracting and
retaining quality employees. Of course, this isn't an option for everyone but
if you can do it, it's a good idea to do so.

Expand Your Search

If you're looking for a marketing manager in your office in Miami, you may want to
look for candidates that live in other places. You can offer them a relocation
package or grant them the opportunity to work remotely. It makes sense to begin
your search locally and expand it if you don't find what you're looking for.

Invest in Employee Training

Even if you expand your search, you may not find a candidate that meets every criterion. That's why you should consider investing in employee training. In addition to increasing the value of your employees, employee training can provide them with professional development opportunities and reduce your turnover.

Contact New England Staffing

For more hiring tips, check out our blog here. Are you in need of your next IT hire? Contact us today!

About the Author

Christopher Connolly has been involved with the information technology and staffing field
for over 20 years. He has worked for some of the largest staffing firms as well
as smaller, niche firms before starting New England Staffing in 2017. He can be
contacted at (toll-free) (833) 337.1614

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