Gone are the days where employees joined a company and worked up the ranks until retirement day. UK employees want more out of their careers and will willingly change jobs if they feel they aren’t being challenged, valued or supported enough by their employer. In fact, a recent survey conducted by Studio Graphene stated that 3 out of 10 full-time UK employees wanted and planned to change careers in 2019.
With potentially 30% or more of the workforce actively seeking new opportunities, companies need to know how to attract top-tier talent and provide the work-life balance and professional development employees across the UK seek.
Read our blog to learn six simple ways to attract top talent and put our advice to the test. Contact Recruit Mint for help maximising your recruitment pool and allow us to help you secure the top performers your organisation needs to perform at its best.
How Do You Recruit the Best People?
The Recruit Mint team compiled six strategic ways to help you attract top talent. Learn how to draw jobseekers to your organisation below!.
Want to hire top talent quickly while saving both time and money? Establish an employee referral program. According to CareerBuilder, 82% of employers say that referrals provide the best return-on-investment (ROI) when looking to recruit top talent. Referrals are typically hired 55% faster than standard jobseekers (HR technologist), and are 45% more likely to stay with a company after two years vs. standard jobseekers who are 20% likely to remain (FirstBird).
Social Media (Social Recruiting)
Social media is your chance to showcase your company’s people, culture and brand to potential employees. According to Betterteam, 59% of employees say that a company’s social media accounts influenced their decision to apply. Jobseekers are constantly scouring social media profiles to get a better feel for a business and its culture to see if they’d be happy working in that environment.
Knowing this, it’s important for employers to populate their social media accounts with employee testimonials, interviews and office videos to help jobseekers understand who they are and what they stand for quickly. Engaging content is more likely to be shared, so get creative and show prospective employees why they should come work for you!
One of the best ways to attract top talent is by attending networking events in your area. You’ll come face-to-face with the latest talent on the market and be able to converse with young professionals who are ready to prove themselves in the workplace. You’ll build relationships with your industry peers and build a strong portfolio of potential candidates who were personally vetted by you. The Sales Innovation Expo even stated that 85% of jobs are filled through networking, so don’t let these opportunities pass you by. Register for a networking event near you today.
Don’t want your recruitment efforts to be restricted by location? Consider hiring remote employees! By doing so, you’ll increase your recruitment pool and potentially attract top-tier talent from around the globe. Hiring remote workers helps your business reduce costs (equipment and office space) and helps employees increase their work-life balance, savings and overall productivity – a win, win!
Every job board is different so be sure to post your job advert on the platform that makes the most sense for you. Some platforms, such as jobs.ac.uk, specialise in providing job opportunities for those working in specific industries, so be sure to research top job boards before uploading your company’s vacancy online.
Not sure which job sites are the best? See CareerExperts’ 2019 ranking below:
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Here at Recruit Mint, we’ve already done the hard work for you. We’ve vetted and procured an excellent pool of top-tier candidates, who are perfectly suited to help improve your business goals and objectives. We have over 30 years of experience pairing exceptional people with exceptional companies, and our aftercare simply can’t be beat.
We’re extremely confident in our placements and believe that our 17-step recruitment process is the reason for our continued success. We value your partnership and offer a unique Gold Leaf Service to prove it. We promise that if your new employee leaves within 6 months of his or her placement, you’ll receive a 110% rebate from us for your trouble. Submit a job with us today and let us find you the candidates you need to take your team to the next level. We know just where to find them!