In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the simplest themes out there that HR professionals and business owners should be considering during hiring processes with the goal of attracting great candidates. Everyone wants top performers in their field to work for their company, and there are a few ways you can go about positioning yourself to attract them to you.
At WTA, Inc., we’re happy to offer a variety of recruitment and hiring solutions among our various human resources services to our Salt Lake City clients, which also include areas like risk management, payroll and tax administration, and several others. What are some other major concepts we promote to our clients when it comes to attracting top talent to your job openings? Here are several.
Application Process: Simple and Easy
The last thing you want is for great job candidates to be turned off by a complicated or lengthy application process. If it’s taking someone more than 15-20 minutes to apply for a position, you’re likely going to lose them. Make sure your application process is as streamlined as possible.
This includes themes like having an easily navigable careers page on your website, using online application forms that are mobile-friendly, and reducing the amount of information you’re asking applicants to provide. The simpler you can make it, the better.
Provide Growth Opportunities
Most high-quality candidates are well aware of their worth on the market, and they’re not going to stay with a company that doesn’t provide them opportunity for growth. When you’re advertising job openings, be sure to include information about opportunities for career advancement within the company.
This could mean things like promoting from within whenever possible, offering tuition reimbursement or other continuing education programs, and providing mentorship or coaching programs to help employees develop their skills.
An “Entrepreneurial” Culture
When we talk about an “entrepreneurial culture”, we’re really talking about a company culture that supports and encourages creativity, innovation, and out-of-the-box thinking. This is the kind of environment where top performers can truly thrive and excel.
To create this kind of culture, start by instituting policies that encourage employees to be proactive and take initiative. You should also provide ample opportunity for employees to share their ideas and give feedback. And finally, make sure you’re rewarding employees for their creativity and innovation with things like bonuses, spot awards, and public recognition. Not only this, but it’s important to make sure prospective job candidates are aware of all this during the recruitment process.
These are just a few of the major themes we focus on when helping our clients attract quality job candidates. For more on this subject, or to learn about any of our human resource services in SLC and nearby areas, get in touch with the team at WTA, Inc. today.