With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, you’ve probably started seeing lots of four-leaf clovers, leprechauns, and pots of gold. However, with this candidate-driven market, you’ll need a little more than luck to ensure you’re hiring process is effective. Instead of relying on your good ol’ lucky charm, here’s how to streamline your hiring process to find the candidates your organization needs.
Pick up the pace
If you want to stop relying on luck, you have to stop dragging your feet. It’s a candidate-driven market. Do you know what that means? It means candidates have options (and lots of them!). You need to make hiring decisions quickly to ensure the candidates you’re interviewing don’t disappear into thin air.
You’ve probably heard the complaints of candidates “ghosting” employers. Without so much of a moment’s notice, candidates are vanishing; they aren’t calling back recruiters or HR, they’re not showing up to scheduled interviews, and even failing to show up on the first day of work.
If you don’t want this to happen to your company, you need to speed up your process. Try to identify some slack in your hiring process and eliminate it. The more you streamline your process, the better your chances of finding a great candidate on the other end of the rainbow.
Stop looking for that “leprechaun”
A great candidate is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. In this tight job market, you don’t have the luxury of waiting for the perfect candidate, that magical leprechaun, to show up on your desk. According to the last JOLTS Report, there are a staggering 7.3 million job openings across the country! However, there is currently only 6.5 million unemployed persons. With open jobs substantially outnumbering people available to fill them, it’s getting harder and harder for employers to find that “perfect” candidate.
Instead of looking for a candidate that checks off all your boxes, look for a candidate that’s qualified, but maybe is missing a thing or two from your candidate wish list. Don’t just turn down a candidate because they don’t seem like a perfect fit. Invest some time and see if they have the potential to be a great addition to your team. They may not have all of the hard skills or years of experience you’d like, but unfortunately, in this crazy labor market, employers don’t have that luxury. If they have the soft skills needed and have a good attitude, the candidate may be a great fit for your team!
Team up with a recruiter
If you’re sick of relying on luck to fill your critical roles, why not team up with a professional? Working with a recruiter, like one from Johnson Service Group, will help you navigate this competitive labor market. We’ll help you streamline your hiring process and find you the candidates your team needs. Reach out to us today and lets Sham-rock and roll.