5 Ways to Set Yourself up for Success in 2023
The past few years have been tough! As we look forward to 2023, one thing is certain, recruiting will continue to challenge us. It will require flexibility and speed to adapt to the changing labor environment. Labor shortages, inflation, a focus on DEI, and a candidate driven market will likely continue. So, how can you position your organization and recruiting function for success? These five tips can keep you on track and set you up for a successful 2023.
1. Stay On Top of Changing Regulations
Last year saw laws around pay transparency. Artificial Intelligence regulations for employers are on the horizon. And, review how your job postings are written and positions are defined, to eliminate any bias. Ensure your job descriptions do not inadvertently deter any class of people from applying. Also check the sourcing tools you use to make sure they are not susceptible to human bias.
2. Make Learning a Priority
To learn is to grow. There are always things to learn to improve your recruiting. Monitor the latest trends in your industry. Learn about and utilize new tools. Identify gaps and make a plan to fill them in with new skills and knowledge.
3. Up Your Recruiting Marketing Game
Break out of your recruiting comfort zone. Defaulting to the standard formula for recruiting: post a job ad, screen resumes, telephone interview, in person/video interview, and repeat. Find creative ways to make your job postings stand out. Engage with candidates on social media to build relationships and create a future pipeline of candidates. Think outside the box to draw in those highly sought-after candidates – try a “speed-dating” event or an “Ask Me Anything” webinar or Zoom call to highlight what it’s like to work in your organization.
4. Improve The Candidate Experience
Reputation is everything. Your candidate’s experience starts with their first contact with your company. You want candidates to feel respected and valued even if you don’t hire them. The investment in your team is one of the largest purchases an organization makes. Spend the time to make sure your candidate journey is first-class from start to finish. Click here to read our blog on candidate experience.
5. Leverage “Social Recruiting”
Job seekers are increasingly turning to social media to research companies and find jobs. This is a great place for your organization to use social channels to not only post jobs, but also showcase your company culture. (Click here for more on culture). Consider creating a “talent community” to interact with prospective candidates, as well as to inform candidates about job opportunities, receive referrals and find qualified individuals from inside the group. These communities provide an opportunity to engage job seekers who visit your page or follow your organization but do not apply to job postings. While recruiting will continue to be challenging in 2023, you can get personalized help from our team of experts. Our knowledgeable team is ready to help you with ideas and tactics to ensure your recruiting success. Contact us at email@example.com or 703-362-0175 to set up a time to speak with one of our experts.