If finding the right Northwest Arkansas talent to join your team is becoming more challenging – you’re not alone. HR representatives across Northwest Arkansas report similar challenges when faced with recruiting new employees.
Most Northwest Arkansas small businesses don’t have a large human resources team to reach out and find the “best of the best” in the current talent pool. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to find the best hires for your company.
Radio may be the most effective medium for reaching “passive candidates.” These include the 45% (LinkedIn Talent Solutions) of fully employed professionals who are open to talking with a recruiter about career opportunities. Because they’re not actively searching, they’re waiting for a better job to find them. Northwest Arkansas radio lets you communicate that opportunity. Learn more about our iHeartMedia Northwest Arkansas radio stations.
Social media has enabled businesses to reach out to qualified candidates before that candidate actually starts looking for a new job. For example, LinkedIn can give you a great look into a person’s employment background and accomplishments. A simple search for the type of candidate you’re looking for, and you can contact them directly to see if they are interested. It’s a great way to be proactive in your recruiting endeavors.
Like many other websites, job search sites such as Indeed, Career Builder, and more are offering access to their listings on a mobile device. Some of these sites even allow users to submit resumes and pertinent information on the go from their phones.
Focus on Your Company Culture
We all know the power of referrals and networking for sales, but are you using this method to find your next employee? You’ve worked hard to build a company that treats your employees well – let them know when you’re looking to fill a position. They may know someone who is perfect for the job! Even better, you’re turning your employees into advocates for your company!
Streamline Your Process
Do your homework before you jump into the recruiting process. Who exactly are you looking for? Prioritize your recruitment needs, and know which items are a must in a new hire. Move your application process online to help screen candidates. This opens up time for your human resources team to focus on connecting with the qualified candidates.