This week on The JSA Blog, we’re sharing some news based on what we are seeing in the current marketplace.
There is a common theme amongst hiring managers in a wide range of industries in 2023. They simply can’t find enough “good people” for the open positions in their organizations. According to recent data, 77% of employers globally are having trouble filling vacant positions. This is more than twice the amount from 2010. This illustrates that the world has changed dramatically over the last 13 years, and conventional hiring practices need a fresh look.
There is no easy solution to this conundrum, but hiring managers and companies should be looking at different strategies as candidates seek less traditional career paths than years ago. The job market continues to evolve, and those looking for the best fit for an open role need to adapt and perhaps move to new and less common techniques.
According to INC.com, here are 3 effective hiring strategies to identify the best fit:
- Be less generic with job descriptions. Crafting job descriptions that are more specific with greater details on the role is crucial for hiring managers because it helps attract a more targeted pool of candidates who possess the specific skills and qualities required for the role.
- Don’t only be on the lookout for talent when you have a job opening. By cultivating relationships with promising professionals even when there’s no current vacancy, hiring managers can ensure a smoother and more efficient hiring process when a position does become available. This approach also enables them to tap into a broader and more diverse talent pool, gaining a competitive edge in the industry and positioning the company for future growth and success.
- Try a low-pressure approach as opposed to the typical high intensity interview process. Embracing a low-pressure approach in the interview process, such as inviting a potential candidate to meet the team for lunch or just to “hang out” is essential for hiring managers because it fosters a more relaxed and authentic environment, encouraging candidates to showcase their true capabilities and personalities. This approach helps reduce interview-related stress for candidates, enabling them to provide thoughtful responses and a better representation of their skills and qualifications.
For more details and to read the full article from INC.com, click the link below!