What Do Job Candidates Want? 4 Things You Need to Offer When Hiring

Strong technical skills, the right-fit personality, someone who can tackle hot projects quickly and effectively. When you’re hiring, you’re often focused totally on what you need. But as New England recruiters, Stewart Recruitment knows that today’s leading candidates have their choice in terms of where they work. And they’re looking for those companies that invest effort into attracting.

So how can you become “the one” they want to work for? Here are four key things you need to be offering:

#1: A simple application process.

You want to make it easy for top talent to apply to your job. It therefore shouldn’t take many frustrating hours of filling out fields only to be timed out of the process. Also, keep in mind, this is the candidate’s first interaction with your company, so you want to make it as positive and seamless as possible. If it’s complicated instead, it will reflect poorly on your organization.

#2: Clear expectations.

This sounds like a no-brainer. But too many times, postings are unclear, complicated or vague in one way or another. This doesn’t invite confidence, but rather creates confusion, causing top candidates to reconsider applying to your company.

#3: Details about the culture and benefits.

When job postings focus solely on the needs of the company, it’s a turn off for candidates. They also want to know what’s special or unique about your organization, what daily life is like, and why they should want to work for you. So don’t simply focus on listing out qualifications and requirements. Talk about culture, perks and benefits, digging into the details as to why they should apply at your company. For instance, highlight your flex scheduling options, continuing education and mentoring program, or innovative product line and many industry awards.

#4: Regular communication.

Companies are notorious for leaving candidates in the dark. But top talent, especially in the younger generations, want and expect regular communication. They’re looking to know where they stand in the hiring process and when to expect a decision. Even if they don’t get the job, open communication is greatly appreciated and has a hugely positive impact on your employer brand.

Ready to outsource your hiring process to experts?

Call the New England recruiters at Stewart Recruitment Group. We can handle a small part of it, or all of it, depending on your needs. Whatever the case, you can always count on our experienced team for access to top talent in an affordable and timely manner. As a result, you can build a stronger team that will make a bigger impact. Reach out today to learn more or get started.

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