Recruiting Strategies for Hiring

Recruiting employees can get pretty complicated. According to a report by recruiting platform Jobvite, 95 percent of HR and recruiting professionals think that the process in 2017 will be just as challenging, if not more so, than it was last year. In the 2016 Recruiter Nation Report, 69 percent reported that their company’s hiring has increased in the last 12 months. Thirty-three percent of recruiters surveyed expect to fill at least 100 positions within the next year, compared with 26 percent last year. Additionally, 86 percent do not predict layoffs in their companies.

Because of this, recruiters are offering more incentives, such as salary raises, monetary bonuses, flexible hours and a casual dress code, to make their organizations more attractive to candidates. “Job creation has been steadily increasing ever since the recession, forcing recruiters to double up their efforts to fill positions with quality candidates. But there simply aren’t enough educated, talented and qualified candidates to keep up with the demand,” Dan Finnigan, CEO of Jobvite, said in a statement. “As a result, recruiters must now go above and beyond by creating a compelling employer brand and an exceptional candidate experience to keep their companies growing.”

“Because demand for qualified tech professionals is high and the market is favorable for job seekers, another important step employers can take to reduce turnover is to make sure their staff isn’t overworked and compensation is on par with the market,” he said, noting that long hours are common in the IT field. “If businesses want to retain their most valued staff members, they need to ensure those employees won’t be tempted to jump ship if a job offer comes along.”