How to overcome today’s recruitment challenges

The recent pandemic caused several challenges for businesses. Between office closures, drops in sales, and the concern for staff health, there was a lot to worry about. However, one of the longer-lasting effects has been the issues with recruitment. 

After time spent being forced to switch off, people around the world were able to re-evaluate their lives and rethink their priorities. How can you tackle this problem? Keep reading to find out. 

Hire a facilities management company

To attract top talent, you need your workspace to look as good as possible. One of the most effective steps that you can take to achieve this is with the help of a facilities management company. Firstly, they will be able to provide cleaning services to ensure that your office is clean and safe for your staff. 

Secondly, they can provide security services such as staff and CCTV to ensure that staff both new and existing feel safe. 

Thirdly, they may even be able to assist the design of your space to help you to achieve a more appealing layout. 

Create a strong company culture 

People want to like where they work, which isn’t an unreasonable expectation. After all, we spend more time at work than we do with our loved ones. Furthermore, a great culture is a huge selling point when recruiting. 

Therefore, if you want to attract top talent, you need to ensure that you have a great culture! Priorities healthy communication, social event, and a good work/life balance when trying to build this healthy culture. Don’t be shy about promoting this on social media – people will notice. 

Implement a referral scheme

Word of mouth marketing has always been one of the most effective ways to promote something – so why not use it to promote the roles that you’re hiring for! Implementing a referral scheme will turn your team into recruiters who will speak to friends and family about your vacancies. 

Offer more than just a good salary 

It’s an age-old lesson, but money isn’t everything. It’s certainly beneficial, but if you want to attract the best talent, you need to offer a little more to sweeten the deal. This could be a subsidised gym membership, stock options, product discounts – whatever you like. Don’t be afraid to get creative. 

Consider flexible working

Another important lesson that the pandemic taught us is that a lot of people can do their jobs from their couch, bed, garden, kitchen table, or frankly anywhere with a decent internet connection. Flexible working is fast becoming the norm for countless companies, so if you aren’t doing so already, it’s time to start offering it to your team (if you can). 

Final Thoughts 

Follow these tips and you’ll be a step ahead of your competition when trying to attract the best talent.