If you want to be a leader in your industry, you need to keep up with the times. In order to stay ahead of the curve, you need to know what your competitors are doing, and how they’re doing it. You also need to be able to predict what’s coming next—so that when it does come, you’re ready.
And that’s where we come in. At Hireeazy, we’ve got a team of analysts, specialists, and experts who monitor everything happening in the world of talent acquisition—all the big players and trends that will be affecting your business over the next few years. We make sure that our clients have access to all of the most cutting-edge talent acquisition strategies so that they can stay ahead of their competition and make sure that their employees are content and productive.
Talent acquisition is a never-ending process. It’s not just about finding the right people, it’s also about keeping them. That’s why it’s important to know how to optimize your talent acquisition strategy for the year 2023 and how to improve it over time. Revamping positions, using ATS, and going digital were some of the recruitment strategies in HRM that prevailed in 2022.
Here are five out-of-the-box recruiting strategies to help improve talent acquisition this year:
1) Hiring from within
This refers to employee referrals and is a strategy that has been around for a long time and it works because it allows you to tap into your current employee base for new hires. This HR strategy is rewarding to both the employees as well as the organization as it allows employees to recommend quality candidates for vacancies in your company. It also allows diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
2) Offering perks
Benefits like flexible working hours among others might just do the trick! Offering benefits like insurances, paid maternity leaves, onsite day care, gym memberships, mentor programs, and more can not only help with improved recruitment, but also largely impacts employee retention. Aligning the perks to the organization’s vision can enhance your company culture and in turn boost employee satisfaction levels. Employee-centric company culture is sure to catch the interest of deserving talents to join your organization.
3) Using Social Media Campaigns
Social media has been widely used as a platform to showcase milestones, achievements, and an overall digital presence that helps define your organization’s brand persona. Whether it’s the company culture, a recent award that your organization has won, or a big project haul, your company’s LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram would be the platform to flaunt it. But these social media platforms, with their humongous user base, are now the arena to find your future hires. These platforms have evolved from being purely social and are gradually replacing conventional job portals. Running a simple static ad on any of these platforms is sure to bring you responses galore, and provide you with a database of suitable talents for recruitment.
4) Going Beyond ATS
Applicant Tracking System or ATS is one of the most commonly used and effective tools when it comes to recruitment. But with the advancements in technology and digitalization, newer tools have been launched that extend the scope of tasks. Most of these tools are designed to work alongside the ATS and manage other related tasks. Some of these tools include interviewing software, augmented assessments, writing software, onboarding applications, and candidate relationship management tools. These tools not only save time and effort but also evaluate and secure data in a systematic and efficient manner. They help with making accurate decisions through data-driven reports and analytics.
5) Host Events and Workshops
While social media platforms may have been a convenient and effective way to showcase your expertise, it’s time to focus on establishing your expertise in a more profound fashion. Hosting events related to your niche and conducting or co-hosting workshops and webinars related to your industry will go a long way. The goal of these events should be to exhibit your brand’s expertise and position in the industry rather than on talent acquisition. Events are a good way to network, build a talent pool, influence passive candidates, display your brand persona, and expand your brand presence. These factors will amplify your recruitment rates and quality.
Apart from implementing new strategies that improve talent acquisition and retention within your organization, it’s also necessary to evaluate and modify your existing processes. For instance, you may be required to be flexible about working styles—remote, hybrid, and in-office—with desired candidates. You may be required to revamp your interview practices and rebuild your data resources. With a few modifications in existing processes and adaptations to new strategies, we assure you that you will be able to acquire the best talents for your company in the coming year.