Are Your Job Candidates Choosing You?
With the national unemployment rate at 3.7 % (Aug 2019, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), you have a lot of competition out there trying to hire job candidates to fill their open positions. The generational shift is taking place as more and more Boomers are retiring and taking a whole lot of tribal knowledge out the door with them. If your company has not created a sharing environment among employees as they transition into a Gen X and Millennial dominated workforce, your company’s loss is going to be substantial.
Younger job candidates think differently about work
Overall, most Boomers worked for the company. Millennials work for their career development. Although they care about compensation and benefits, they expect more out of their job. If they do not enjoy their job, aren’t learning new skills, feel under-valued or don’t understand how their work fits into the company, they will move on. Don’t think that you can use fear to keep them on task; they are not afraid to start new somewhere else that suits their needs better.
How do you get job candidates to choose you?
It is important for your job candidates to have a positive experience with your company right from the beginning. Two-thirds of professionals spend at least 30 minutes researching your company even before they interview with you. Do you have a strong employer brand visible online for job candidates to evaluate your company? Does your company culture shine through? You need to give candidates an authentic view of what it’s like to work in your company.
What are the biggest deal breakers?
Taking too darn long to make a decision on your hire. Too many interview rounds, non-competitive salaries in your first offer and leaving job candidates hanging and out of the loop. If they are a good candidate, they are probably interviewing with multiple companies at the same time. They are going to choose the company where they had the best experience. Another deal breaker is inflexibility about schedules, working remotely and time off. Young people have a life and they are looking for some balance. They have no problem asking for it and there are lots of companies that will accommodate them. If you aren’t one of them, you may not make their short list!
When you do find your job candidates, don’t forget to do your due diligence
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