Not enough candidates

You'll have seen the recent reports confirming what many of us already knew - there are not enough candidates for job vacancies and this is driving up salaries.

A graph showing job placements -UK-2021.

But, what does this mean for you if you are hiring now??

Speed is key

A candidate can be available one day and then taken off the job market the next. Don’t
delay in responding, candidates are less likely to wait around in the current job market.

Offer competitive pay rates

Make sure you are offering a competitive rate of pay to attract candidates. I f the rate of
pay you are offering doesn’t meet the average you will struggle to attract applicants.

Company incentives

Candidates are looking more and more at company culture, benefits such as holiday
entitlement and pension schemes. They want to enjoy where they are moving to and the
additional benefits are important, as is flexibility.

Don’t be too specific

Yes, you need someone capable of doing the job, but if you put everything you could
ever dream of having on the advert you'll deter people who may be a great fit from even
applying. Keep it to the absolute must-haves and assess the rest through a conversation.

Flexible working

The pandemic has changed how most of us work. I f you have someone looking for
flexibility, be open-minded - if you can make it work for your business it's worth
exploring. Make sure if you already offer great flexible options that you shout about it on
the advert.
If you are struggling to attract people, speak to Warwick HR and we can see if we can tweak your strategy or do the leg work for you!

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