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Creative Hiring Strategies You Can Use To Attract The Top IT & Digital Employees Post-Coronavirus

In the month of April 2020, nearly 600,000 workers lost their job – in just one month.

And unfortunately, unemployment rates are expected to continue to rise in Australia.

However there will come a tipping point where companies will begin hiring again and all the top IT and digital professionals will be offered attractive salary and benefit packages by your competitors.

Combine this with the fact that the a-grade employees who are currently employed in secure roles will likely be unwilling to move roles in an uncertain market, how can you ensure you are attracting the top employees to work for you?

Read on for 7 ways to revamp your hiring strategies to ensure your company is the top pick for potential employees.

Consider Your Unique Offer

When you know how to create great compensation packages it means you can recruit the best talent. And hold onto it.

Offering employees benefits packages that are flexible or tailored to their specific circumstances is key. While salaries will always remain an important factor, it is other benefits and perks within packages that are increasingly attractive. It gives the best talent more of what they really value and gives organisations looking to attract them more options than just waving bigger and bigger paychecks around. Find out more about designing compensation beyond the paycheck here.

Revamp Your LinkedIn and Social Profiles

For example:

  • Update the blurb on your company social profiles to reflect why you’re a great company to work for.
  • Update the blurb on your company leader’s LinkedIn profiles to reflect why you’re a great company to work for.
  • Post employee testimonials and highlights about your great employment brand on your social media feeds.
  • Request Google and Facebook reviews, and LinkedIn recommendations from your happy employees so others can see their positive opinions.

Update Your Website Careers Page

Your website is often created to sell your product or service to customers or clients, but what about potential employees? Ensure you have a careers page that highlights why your company is great to work for. Consider including videos from business leaders and happy employees.

Host A Virtual Event

Companies often hold events for professionals in their industry, and social distancing shouldn’t stop that. consider holding a virtual event, such as a webinar or forum to bring your brand to potential employees awareness and add value issues that are important to them.

Embrace Technology

From technologies that help you shortlist candidates based on their resume, to online job advertising, video interviews and digital onboarding, the future of recruitment is being innovated daily. Partnering with a recruitment agency like Finite who are already using these technologies will help you leverage them to great success.

Map Your Dream Candidates

Developing a talent pipeline is a very powerful approach as it allows you to identify the top potential employees long before you actually need them. This involves spending time researching, building relationships, learning about, and teaching possible candidates about your company. Proactive candidate mapping can be very time consuming, which brings us to our next point…

Find a Recruitment Partner

Finite IT leverages all the best technologies and marketing strategies to help you attract the best candidates for your job vacancies. We spend the time to get to know your business’ culture and needs, and map the candidate market to ensure we connect the right person with you and your available role.

Get in touch to chat about your hiring strategies and how we can help you attract the best IT and digital talent in New Zealand.



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