June’s top tip for employers
The current economic climate is fostering a fiercely competitive job market, with the average candidate applying for c40 jobs at any one time. So how can you ensure you’re securing the best talent for your team?
As soon as you start receiving CVs from applicants you are interested in – contact them as soon as possible by telephone or email, or preferably, both. It is likely that candidates will have applied for numerous positions and if you leave it too late, top talent will soon be snapped up by your competitors.
The sooner you contact candidates, the sooner you can establish rapport. This will create a good first impression and may make all the difference in helping secure the best hire.
Here are our top tips on how to secure top talent:
– Don’t leave it until the last minute to contact potential candidates, by then it could be too late
– If a candidate doesn’t live locally, don’t disregard them immediately; see if they wish to relocate
– When contacting someone, remind them of who you are, what role they’ve applied for and that they are being considered
– Always email and phone the good candidates – it’s essential to create a good impression
What makes the difference in securing that talent is how much effort you put in and the strategies you use to ensure you get not just ‘good’ candidates, but the true stars.