Recruitment can be defined as searching for and obtaining a pool of potential candidates with the desired knowledge, skills and experience to allow an organisation to select the most appropriate people to fill job vacancies against defined position descriptions and specifications. A complex definition for what is a complex process.
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The ability for organizations to source a quality talent pool will be influenced by whether we are in a candidate or employer-driven market. Our insight would indicate that we are currently in a candidate-driven market in most industry sectors with the top talent driving employment conditions. Employers should be aware that many candidates are receiving multiple offers and therefore should aim to streamline their interview process every step of the way and clearly articulate their company culture and values.
Understanding remuneration and salary packages for each individual role is also imperative for both the job seeker and employers. Many employers believe the compensation is the top deciding factor for high performers who are looking to make a job move and while it is important to candidates, immediate and long term advance opportunities are what really drive talent. Again, clearly articulating how an employee can advance within a company and how upward mobility is supported by the organisation’s culture is the key to securing a top performer.
Does that key strategic hire always need to be a permanent employee?
Although many organisations appreciate the flexibility and value that a highly-skilled contractor can provide, they often misunderstand how to attract the non-permanent workers. While competitive pay is important, skilled contractors always want to understand the value that their expertise will bring to a project as well as the potential to be exposed to new technologies and processes that will build on their professional expertise.
Start by understanding the job seeker environment
Recruitment is a complex process and whether you are a job seeker or an employer, your first step is to make sure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the job seeker environment within your industry sector.
PATH4 are experts in our chosen field and a source of both industry knowledge as well as current employment market trends. We aren’t everything to everyone, but we are very good at recruiting in the industry sectors that we know and are passionate about!