25 May 2020
The labor market is experiencing increasing shortages. If you want to recruit talented professionals, it is important your company stands out among the competition. Recruiters should think outside the box to find innovative ways to attract employees. Especially, when you are a small company having to compete against large multinationals with appealing employment terms and an army of HR specialists.
Innovations cannot be created without a strategic purpose. Not only identify whom or what you need right now, also think about the jobs your company may need for future business purposes. Then draw up an action plan to be prepared for the future, to ensure you timely find the best possible candidate for the position.
People who are not actively looking for a new job are also worthwhile recruiting. Use LinkedIn to identify any suitable candidates who might be interested in taking a next step in their career. Actively approach them in a personal way.
What’s more valuable than having others recommend your company. Motivate your current employees to be ambassadors. It is very effective and by letting them promote your job vacancies in their own network, you will save both time and money. Your employee can directly provide answers to any questions asked. Moreover, he or she knows the company from his/her own experience and will more likely put forward the right persons. Of course, you need to motivate them by offering a remuneration. This shouldn’t be a problem, since you have to spend less money on job ads and recruitment agencies. In addition, the application process will take less time.
There are more available jobs than suitable candidates in the region. We therefore need to look for talents outside the Netherlands. Your company can also recruit international knowledge workers. In most cases, an English job description does not suffice. International recruitment requires a different approach. Brainport Eindhoven offers small and medium-sized companies various options for international recruitment.
There are many other ways for employers or HR specialists to successfully recruit talents. Such as the HR Theme Meetings, during which experts and companies from the region will present their best practices.