December can always be a challenging time for recruitment – yet also one of the busiest times. Here’s some of the biggest trends impacting recruitment this December and the best ways to tackle them going into 2020.
With it being such a busy month, companies can often be accused of dressing up job roles in the hopes of attracting more talent. However, honesty is always the best policy – for higher levels of retention you should just sell a job for what it is. Instead of exaggerating the role to attract the top talent, employers should make sure the role itself appeals to what candidates really want. In fact, 78% of employees say that job perks are a crucial part of accepting any role, with a good work-life balance becoming a priority. Employers are getting more creative in what these perks might be with anything from flexi-time to Netflix subscriptions.
It isn’t just employers that are guilty of telling a few white lies, with it becoming increasingly common to tell a few fibs on your CV. This is particularly topical, with one of The Apprentice finalist being caught out for claiming she had a degree that she didn’t. Therefore, the moral of the story is, by telling a few lies on your CV, you will probably get caught out!
Another way you can employ specific talent if simply through the language you use in the job description. A recent case included a company who struggled to attract Female talent. By simply changing the language in their job description, so it was seen to be less “aggressive”, they increased female hires by 50%.
It is crucial that employers use the interview process to not only assess candidates, but to sell themselves and their company culture. A recent trend for interviews is to expect the unexpected with companies really thinking outside the box with interview tactics, but regardless it is key to reflect your company’s values.
So with January being the best time of year for job seekers to start a new position, what can you do differently to ensure your companies culture appeals to the top talent?
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