Candidate Shortage 2 - how to fill your vacant roles
The unemployment rate has fallen again and now sits at the lowest rate since 1975. While this is ultimately a good thing, it also proves problematic for businesses who wish to recruit new talent.
Recruiters know that high rates of employment, often coupled with skills shortages, create a candidate driven market. This can inflate salary levels and the expectations of employees. Simply leaving positions unfilled is no solution. We cover the costs of doing so in our recent blog here.
So, what are your options if you want to improve, grow or simply maintain your business or organisation?
- Improve your offering – you will need to offer the most attractive salaries, packages, prospects and working experience possible to pose a better option than your competition
- Learn how to attract talent and headhunt and then dedicate the weeks or months required to it!
- Lower your expectations – if you are not prepared to improve the offering then you may have to settle for somebody who is less experienced or skilled and work with them to bring them up to speed, or simply settle for what they can achieve
- Grow your own talent – take raw recruits and invest the time and resource into training them your way
- Outsource – identify exactly what skills are lacking in your organisation and outsource to somebody who is an expert. This may seem like an expensive option at first but will usually pay dividends (and work out more cost effective) in the long run
- Muddle through – this, unfortunately, is an option many people default to as the path of least resistance. However, this option always leads to more stress and dissatisfaction and often catalyses other problems. Inaction ultimately costs more (again we refer you to the previous blog – Candidate Shortage - how much is it costing you?)
We can offer free, no obligation guidance and advice on points 1-5 if you are unsure how to proceed.
We can provide:
- Salary survey information to help you design competitive salary and benefits packages
- Guidance in amending role outlines
- Outlines of training requirements and schedules to upskill or train raw recruits
- As prolific networkers we have an extensive portfolio of contacts, and preferred partners, who provide products and services to SME companies through to multinational corporates. Anything you can think of from legal services to marketing, IT to flooring contractors, corporate florists to graphic designers…locally, nationally and internationally. Just ask for Sarah.
- Full recruitment and headhunting services if you don’t have the in-house resource or expertise to do it yourself
Advice and guidance is free and our recruitment services are great value so, if you need either, please call Recruit Recruit on 01902 763006.
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