As one year comes to a close and we look forward to the opportunities and challenges of a buoyant employment market in 2019 we are asking the question ‘What can employers do to attract new talent?’
When we explored the organisational factors that are in our control, our recent survey gave us some important insights as to what a candidate takes into consideration before taking the plunge and signs on the dotted line.
In our survey of almost 5000 candidates across a broad range of industries we found that candidates:
An employer’s brand and market awareness is key. Every employer has potentially hundreds of on hand marketeers, however, it is how you harness that power and potential the counts. In Ireland, everyone knows someone working somewhere. So yes, you guessed it, your employees are your best marketing tool to spread the knowledge of your working environment, culture and can break down any barriers or myths that may exist about your business. It also doesn’t require expensive advertising campaigns and will also help you understand the current way your employees understand and view your organisation.
The key to a successful recruitment process is designing and implementing a robust recruiting strategy. This includes candidate management, selling the organisations brand and culture and managing the candidate through the change process prior to signing on the dotted line. A skilled recruiter will do this from the start of the process to ensure the candidate is ready for the change and that any fears or concerns are addressed. Therefore, investing in a skilled recruitment team is key or deciding to use a reputable agency is advantageous.
Your onboarding program is one of the key tools that will ensure your new start understands and gels with the new culture and is successful in their new position. So ask yourself, when is the last time that you reviewed your onboarding program? How welcoming is it and is it setting up each new employee for success or just covering compliance matters?
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
Upload your CV to apply for as many jobs as you like.upload your CV