Time is money and every day you’re understaffed is costing you. However, locating the skilled people you need is proving to be more challenging than you expected. With demand high and candidates hard to find, how can you fill vacancies quickly and effectively? Here are some tips to help you manage through this challenging time:
Your existing employees are your best source for referrals to new staff. If you’d like to find skilled people, then reach out to them and ask about family and friends they have who are searching for jobs. Ask them to share and promote your openings on their social media profiles. You should also consider creating a more formal referral program that rewards them for any new hires you make they send your way.
The more involved you are in the community, the higher visibility you’ll have among potential candidates. Whether you sponsor events or even a youth sports team, sit on the board of a non-profit, or support a local charity through volunteer work, these are excellent opportunities to also network, promote your company brand, and advertise job openings.
If you’re not on any social media channels, communicating about your company and your job openings, then now’s the time to start. Set up a LinkedIn profile page. Also, consider which other channels, like Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram, are a fit for the kind of candidates you’re targeting. When you’re online, building a presence, you’ll be able to attract higher-quality candidates, faster.
When you have a professional staffing agency, they can handle the recruiting work, while you focus on running your business. They can source qualified candidates, screen them carefully and quickly, and ensure you have access to a skilled pool of talent for your openings. In addition, they can perform background checks and skills testing, if needed, so the process of hiring is easier for you.
Ready to get help from the experts?
If you don’t have the time or resources to recruit the people you need, let A2Z Staffing Solutions help. As one of Helena MT’s top staffing agencies, we know where to source top candidates, as well as screen and evaluate them. You’ll simply get great-fit workers, faster. Contact us today to get started!