Is Your Company Struggling To Find Talent?
With the national unemployment rate at 4.1% (February 2018, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), it is not surprising for you to be challenged to find talent.
Because there is so much competition to find talent, you have to pay more attention to the employer-employee relationship and the generational shift that is taking place. As the Boomers are retiring, they are taking a lot of tribal knowledge with them. If your company has not created a sharing environment among employees as they transition into a Gen X and Millennial dominated workforce, the loss will definitely be felt!
Millennials think differently about work
If you haven’t already noticed, Millennials think differently about work than Boomers do. 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 benefits the company, they will move on. And…they are fearless about starting new somewhere else that suits their needs better.
How do you get candidates to choose you? It is important for your 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 candidates to evaluate your company? Does your company culture shine through? It’s important 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 a candidate hanging and out of the loop. Remember, 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.
When you do find your candidate, don’t forget to do your due diligence
For help with making the best hire, use background checking and make sure your company’s policy is in compliance with the laws and regulations for your state. Consult with an experienced CRA (Consumer Reporting Agency) that has the services you need to fill in your HR gaps. The right partner can help you recruit, integrate your system, perform background screening, drug testing at convenient locations, and provide support throughout the process. Not only can you feel confident that you are bringing the best hire into your company, but you will know that you have done due diligence both legally and ethically for your employees and customers. In addition to accomplishing this at a price that fits your budget, a professional CRA partner pays for itself by avoiding costly hiring mistakes. For a free consultation or more information, call at 866 944-0041 ext 101, email or visit http://www.genesisbackgroundscreening.com/
Genesis Background Screening is not a law firm and provides our blogs for informational purposes only. The blog is not a substitute for experienced legal advice. Research any laws or regulations mentioned here, check with your legal counsel if you have questions and to confirm your organization is within the law regarding compliance.
Jacqueline McClure, Genesis Background Screening Services