It is undeniable these past couple of years have been challenging years for organizations everywhere. It is the duty of businesses to adapt and develop recruitment strategies that respond to current workforce needs.

An important way to do this is to understand how current trends relate to individual organizations. Why? Because when recruiting new talent, if your business does not demonstrate you are in touch with current issues, the competition takes the talent that could have been yours. And we all know in today’s employment climate, obtaining new talent is challenging to say the least.

Today, we will share three ways you can stay on trend with your hiring efforts. Want to know more about this, reach out so we can help you with your recruiting efforts.

Develop a Talent Strategy

One of the biggest challenges hiring managers face is the shortage of available candidates. Developing a talent strategy is of the utmost importance. Businesses must anticipate future talent needs, know how to upskill and re-skill employees.

According to a study done by the National Association of Colleges and Employers it states that businesses plan to increase hiring of new graduates by nearly 15%.

Think creatively with your talent strategy. There are both digital and non-digital creative ways of attracting and keeping talent. Extending your search beyond platforms intended for professional use is a creative approach. For example, think about the type of content your target candidates consume organically. The audience you reach may be smaller, but it will also be more select, which is key to finding candidates who are a strong match.

Another option is to let AZ HR Hub do the recruiting for you. We cannot share all our secrets for ‘thinking outside the box’ when it comes to recruiting but we can tell you… we are good…really, really, good!

Take Steps Now to Prevent Quiet Quitting

If you have not heard of the term ‘quiet quitting,’ it does not mean employees are not silently quitting their jobs. It means employees are doing the bare minimum of the work required to keep their jobs. They are no longer actively participating in meetings, not jumping to take on more tasks, and they refuse to work overtime. It is believed this happens due to stress, little to no recognition, an unclear career path, indifferent management, and work-life imbalance.

The ability to turn this around lies in the hands of managers and leaders. Here is one way to do that. More people are looking for work that connects to a larger purpose. In other words, they want to do work that has meaning. As such, it is important for a business to demonstrate the larger purpose in their organization. It has always been important to develop management and improve their leadership skills but now more than ever this is important. And it must spring from an increased focus on making workers feel heard, respected, and reinforcing how their work is purposeful.

Develop Your Front-Line Talent

Creating a career path for aspiring talent is key to keeping the talent you have. According to employment reports lack of a career path was the third most common reason for employees changing jobs, with salary and work/life balance preceding it.

This means, it is just not enough to hire someone. As a manager, you must be cognizant of your team’s future within your organization. And you must make this awareness known to your potential and current employees. Postured correctly, it will even create friendly competition.

These are just a few of our ideas. As HR experts, we specialize in all the above trends, and we stay on top of all of them, so you do not have to.

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