The beginning of the year is a great time to take stock of your business’s hiring needs.
As we head into another new year, it’s important to take a moment to evaluate the state of your business, particularly in terms of your staff. The job market has become increasingly competitive over the last few years, favoring those who are looking for work. With fewer candidates to choose from, it becomes more important that your company be able to actively draw in the best applicants. Here at KB Staffing, we are taking a look at current staffing trends as we head into 2020.
A New World of Hiring
With fewer people actively looking for work these days, employee retention must become a priority. When you do need to hire on more people, make sure you are positioning your company for success with the following tips.
- Look at the currently employed. According to LinkedIn, 87% of people would consider a new job opportunity. That means that many of your potential candidates are already working and may not be actively seeking employment. It’s up to you to identify and reach out to them.
- Be upfront with timelines. Make sure your hiring process is efficient and does not waste an unnecessary amount of the candidates’ time. A slow process allows potential new hires time to become disinterested in the position or take a job with a competitor.
- Give candidates an incentive to work for you. It is more important than ever to offer employees attractive benefits packages. Many people are taking a hard look at the non-monetary benefits of a position before committing to a company.
- Cultivate a positive environment. In this era of instant reviews and background scrutiny, it is important to create a workplace atmosphere that is welcoming and encouraging. This will also help improve your rate of employee retention.
Consult KB Staffing
If your business has been experiencing difficulties in finding and hiring new talent lately, let KB Staffing help. We are an expert staffing service with the knowledge and experience to get the right people hired into your company quickly. Let the Polk County workforce work for you.