Attracting top quality candidates is essential for every company’s success. If you’re a small or medium-sized business or don’t have the resources of a large corporation, you might think you have little to offer in order to compete for top talent but the truth is that salary is rarely a deciding factor when it comes to looking for employment. In fact, a survey by the Hired platform showed that 75% of respondents didn’t accept the highest paying offer!
Great candidates are attracted by quality. Gallup research demonstrated that people are interested in working for companies that align with their values and encourage them to do what they do best. Candidates chose to work for businesses that match their own vision and also give them the opportunity to make a difference in the world. Don’t be afraid to showcase how your work helps the community, or how you care for your employees and clients!
Of course, when it comes to spending nearly as much time at work as we do at home, the environment is of the essence. One of the most effective ways to score top-quality candidates is to make them see the amazing working place you’ve created. Highlight your company’s culture – this includes not only your office space or employee parties, but also abstract signs of the so-called “culture of care”. Do you give gift cards to your employees the week before Thanksgiving as a way to show your appreciation for their hard work? Tell the story, candidates should know about these efforts!
Top quality candidates want to work for a company that makes a difference in the world and places emphasis on its employee. Company culture is key, because your future employees want to find a place they fit in. Most candidates are seeking an inclusive work environment that welcomes diversity and authenticity. Show them you can offer them this – and more – and you will engage the best talent!
In today’s candidate-driven job market, partnering with a recruiter will help widen your company’s search for the top-tier candidates. When partnering with Emplicity Search, you will only meet with the best of the best while we work behind the scenes to locate, screen, and present only what we feel exceeds every expectation of the position. Candidates are vetted and prepared in order to spend your valuable time in the most effective way. Contact us today to kick off your search!