Hiring seasons might sound like a myth to some job seekers, but if you have been actively searching for jobs for some time now you will know that hiring season ain’t Santa Claus, it’s reality.
There are certain times in a year that are far better than others to apply for jobs. When it comes to bagging a job maybe the timing isn’t everything, however, it definitely is something. So if your recruitment cycle isn’t going as well as you might have hoped then read on, as we are going to discuss how to understand the recruitment seasons and use them to make a decisive decision.
Network, network, network.
The easiest way to connect with potential candidates is being well connected in various social media platforms and also make sure that your company website is updated always. Because of the slow pace of summer and end of financial year, those candidates you have been trying to network with are much more likely to accept your invitation for coffee or lunch. In your free time, explore local meetup groups and potentially make meaningful connections with others in your area.
Look out for passive candidates in all of your social media platforms to make sure that candidates are aware of your presence as well as a vacancy.
Employ the services of a Staffing agency
The way recruiters approach hiring candidates has changed along with time. There are end number of agencies who help recruiters in getting in touch with candidates who are matching your requirements. These agencies have special insight into recruiting trends and job opportunities working with companies hand in hand.
Availing the services of these agencies will help you in ramping up your recruitment process with ready-made answers handed over to you.
Drop the jargon junk
A lot of corporate jargon might feel like mumbo jumbo to potential candidates who are just looking into your job description or social media pages for a peek into your organization. Instead, try making your virtual presence interactive filled with video blogs and confessions from your current employees about their experiences on working in the organization. This will revamp your whole look making the candidates feel more positive and warm about your organization.
Refresh your job description
Job description is like a peek into what the candidate is expected to do and what the candidate expects out of your organization. Revamp it in a way so that it seems appealing to the candidates. Similarly, it should be crisp and clear without any unnecessary clutter so that you don’t drown the candidates with too many corporate jargons.
Basically, keep it crisp, clear and clutter free.
Prepare a marketing strategy
Personal branding is a requirement for remaining relevant throughout the year no matter which season it is. Once you’ve cultivated a brand that represents your value to the desired employee, be very strategic and thoughtful about how you market your brand. Your assets include your job description, portfolio, LinkedIn and other social media profiles. Think carefully about the message these materials convey to your target market and candidates.
And finally, take a deep breathe and relax.
Recruitment can be a tedious work but it need not be something which grinds your brain. Hence, even though all businesses aren’t same just go with the flow and understand what works best for you.