The job market is highly competitive for companies looking to hire experienced professionals in the IT sector, particularly .Net Developers. This increased level of competition is excellent news for IT professionals, who can pick and choose the best positions on offer. However, it’s not such great news for companies who are not achieving the success they have come to expect from their recruitment efforts. Indeed businesses are having to up their game to attract the best job seekers.
It used to be a given that a journey through the lengthy recruitment process would result in the acceptance of a job offer. However, in the current climate, businesses are facing an increase in competition when it comes to closing the deal.
Candidates are increasingly turning employer offers down in favour of more attractive looking roles or receiving counteroffers from their current employers. Therefore, companies are having to anticipate the motives of individuals looking to make their next job move and work harder to hire them.
Here are some steps that can help your company attract and recruit the best available people.
Evaluate Your Company’s Approach
Before thinking about taking on new staff, make sure your company is not losing people. It’s easy to forget that when one company is recruiting staff, another is having trouble retaining them. Check to ensure that your employees are genuinely happy in their jobs. Do you adequately reward your existing employees for their efforts? Do they have opportunities for promotion, and is there sufficient training to help their advancement? When star employees realise they are worth more elsewhere, they rarely remain loyal for too long.
Develop A Strong Company Culture
Spend some time identifying, developing and shaping your company’s brand, or internal culture. Get this right, and word of mouth will soon get around that you’re an employer of choice.
Define The Job Role Clearly
Think carefully about the job role your business needs to fill. Your job advert should not only focus not just on what you need in terms of skills and experience but also on what your business has to offer the successful candidate. Point out the training and promotion opportunities and be sure to push your company’s culture. Remember, you want to attract the best possible candidates.
Appoint A High Calibre Recruitment Agency
Every day, recruitment agencies find work for thousands of people and their levels of expertise far exceed most employers’ human resources departments. Agencies have large databases from which to source the right candidates. They do this quickly and efficiently and also vet them, arrange interviews and negotiate salaries and benefits.
Refine Your Interview Process
It’s essential to assign the right person or persons in your organisation to handle interviews. Personel given the responsibility of interviewing should also have the proper training and fully understand the brief. Candidates know when they’re in conversation with a sloppy interviewer. Therefore, you should only ever allocate your best people for this task.
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