Top Tips For Recruiting in 2017

Submitted by Dawn on 31st January 2017

Recruiting, recruitment process, talent management, selection,

Brexit might have created uncertainly for business owners, but the latest research shows that 2017 could be a wonderful year for jobseekers.

Research conducted by Manpower shows that the UK has returned to business as usual, and the net employment outlook has risen to 7%. 

So, if you’re planning to grow your business in 2017, what do you need to do?  Here, we provide a few helpful tips on securing the top talent.

An ad in your local paper will no longer cut it 

Traditionally, this is what recruitment often looked like. You drafted a basic description of what you were looking for.  You placed your advert in the local press. You sat back and waited for the applications to roll in; and inevitably did. These days, you can’t afford to assume that this will work. 

Think about who your ideal candidates are, and where they will be looking for their next opportunities. The answer is almost certainly online. This may mean that you’ll have to brush up on your skills and bring your practices up to date, but the alternative is much more stressful. 

New recruits want to know what you offer 

Even in times of economic uncertainty, skilled and talented jobseekers always have options. If you start your recruitment process thinking that you have the upper hand, purely because you’re the one with the job, then you could miss out on some golden opportunities. 

You need to consider WHY people would want to work for your business. Whilst salary is a key factor for us all, nowadays people want and expect more. Pleasant working environments, flexibility and a supportive leadership team are just some of the things that will help not only attract, but retain staff.

Recruitment and Selection is an art form 

It’s easy to think that recruiting new staff is pretty straightforward. You advertise the position, you sift through the applications, and you choose the best person for the job … right? The reality is that it’s often more complicated. How do you know you’re speaking to the right people? Are you asking the right questions? They might seem switched on and motivated, but will this transpire into good employees once they’ve been with you for a few months?

Doing it on your own can be time consuming, frustrating and costly.  When you have expert help, you can ensure that you’re making the right decisions, complying with legislation, and driving your business forward. 

Recruiting in 2017 is a whole different ballgame, and you need to be prepared. If you’d like some help please fill in the Contact Form to the right of the screen or give us a call on 01604 763494.