With unemployment at a record 42 year low and rates of employment being at around 95.9% in the East Midlands (with 97% being classed as full employment) how do you recruit effectively within this highly competitive marketplace? 
In this market place your candidate is most likely to already be in employment. If they are actively looking for a new position they are likely to be invited to attend a number of interviews for potential positions with other organisations and are also likely to receive more than one job offer. 
So what do you need to do to be successful? 
You need to make sure that your role looks attractive to the candidate pool. Candidates are most interested in flexibility of roles that fit in with their work life balance expectations rather than promises of huge salaries and packages 
You need to make the company attractive to the candidate market. Be clear in what you can offer a new employee compared to other local companies, whether this is progression, training, flexibility or study and ensure that you are marketing this to candidates from the adverts. 
Have a flexible interview process that can fit around the candidates, be prepared to see them outside of office hours to suit them. Keep your recruitment process brief with a maximum of two stages and communicate clearly as to when these will be and when you will have made your decisions. Offer the successful individual quickly and then make sure that you keep in touch between the paperwork arriving and their start date. 
For more help with your current recruitment strategy please call us on 0116 2080246 
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