4 Tips for Hiring During Today’s Great Resignation

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In today’s job market, it’s hard to find mediocre candidates to hire, let alone your next star performer. The pandemic’s “Great Resignation” combined with the continued Baby Boomer exodus has created a perfect storm for employers looking to hire. What’s more is that if you bring a candidate on board who’s a bad fit, they can wind up costing you – as much as 30% of their annual salary, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

It’s a challenging situation. However, there are ways to improve your chances of finding the skilled and hard-working people you need, ones who are a fit for your organization. Here are a few tips to keep in mind during your hiring process:

Look to your current team.

Your existing people are a great source for referrals. Turn to them to ask about potential new recruits. If you are able to hire an employee from a referral, make sure you reward the individual who referred you.

Reach out to past candidates.

If you interviewed a candidate in the past who was smart and talented yet not quite the right fit, consider whether they would be a good avenue to pursue now. In the future, maintain a relationship with these candidates that you didn’t hire but who still impressed you, so you have a pipeline to turn to when you need to recruit.

Skip the traditional job description.

Most job descriptions are laundry lists of what a company wants. However, this isn’t compelling or appealing for a candidate. Instead, include a short description of the job, with 5-7 requirements, and then discuss what it’s like to work at your company and the perks and benefits it offers.

Work with a staffing agency in Phoenix.

If you haven’t partnered with a staffing agency in the past, now’s the time. When you work with a recruiter, they’ll learn about your company, hiring needs, and culture, then hit the ground running looking for great candidates. They also have a vast network of active and passive candidates, as well as a wide range of recruitment tools on hand. It’s an easier and faster way to hire.

If you’re ready to turn to a staffing agency to handle the hiring so you can focus on other business priorities, turn to PrideStaff. We’re a leading staffing agency serving the Phoenix business community with talented candidates in a range of fields. We can fill your skill gaps faster, so you can keep your team operating at peak performance. To get started, simply contact us today.