Remember those old movies that show someone looking for a job on a bulletin board in a corner shop? Or pounding the pavement to beg for interviews? Unfortunately – or maybe, fortunately – it doesn’t happen like that anymore. Not only are job searching methods completely different, but also, the shoe is on the other foot. Companies are in dire need of competent workers who will be a good match. Nationwide, more than 9 out of every 10 employers are struggling to fill jobs.
Staffing agencies have only one job to focus on, and that is to recruit the most suitable people and match them with the right companies. How do we find the right applicants? It all begins with research and data collection. For example, we know that advertised positions are 75% more likely to be clicked on by potential applicants if salaries are posted. We also know that 86% of applicants begin their searches on social media.
So how can a staffing agency find the perfect candidate for your open position? How can they find someone qualified, responsible, and committed to your company?
Well, we have a few tricks up our sleeve to help you:
We stay up-to-date with recruiting and tracking software
Recruiting assessments are important tools because they allow us to understand the capabilities of potential new hires. Recruiting assessments can test candidates’ knowledge and skills, aptitude, and personality to make finding the perfect fit just that much easier.
We know how to leverage advertising
We use paid ads and artificial intelligence (AI) campaigns to attract both active and passive seekers, thus casting a wider net. That means we vet candidates actively seeking a career opportunity (active seekers) and those who are currently employed but who would be open to making a change, given the right opportunity (passive seekers).
We know how to use social media
Campaigns are posted on social media – and we cast a wide net. According to Zippia, more than 90% of recruiters use social media sites as part of their process.
We have the wordsmithing down
We make sure that our ads feature specific job descriptions that are truthful, but likely to appeal to qualified job seekers. Did you know that according to a LinkedIn study, the average job seeker spends only 14 seconds looking at a job posting before moving on? Furthermore, eye-tracking software has shown that job seekers rarely bother to read the bottom third of the job description. We know just what to say and how soon to say it.
We know how to sell your company
Effective job postings may include many details, but according to Gallup, employees are looking at the following factors when considering a position at a new company:
- Salary (64% of employees called it a critical factor when considering and accepting a new job).
- The guarantee of work-life balance.
- Stability and job security.
- The importance of diversity and inclusion at the company.
- How likely it is that the job will be remote.
- 86% of candidates value the opportunity for remote work – at least some of the time.
- The mission statement and branding of the hiring company.
- Company culture.
- Paid time off.
- How employees are recognized.
We know how to be hands-on
Job fairs and in-person networking events are hardly a thing of the past. We have the time and energy to attend events that are going to help us make contact with a host of qualified job seekers.
But we also know how to leverage technology
LinkedIn is a valuable tool for us to find candidates – especially passive candidates who may be lured to a job that more closely aligns with their ideals and goals than the one they currently have. We also sift through online job boards using keywords that will bring us to the candidates whose skills closely align with your job description.
We might already have the perfect person for you
We choose from our existing pool of professionals and from any applicants who have replied to the posted job description. At this point (if we haven’t already), we will thoroughly vet the candidate and then conduct a remote interview.
As you can imagine, by the time a company is ready to interview our short list of candidates, there is an excellent chance of a perfect match.
Epic Placements can help you. Our recruitment assessment tools help narrow down a wide pool of candidates to several who have shown they will be a good fit for your company and its role. Contact us today to discuss who you’re looking for.
If you want to join our pool of candidates, apply today to be one step closer to finding a dream job that’s suited just for you.