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The candidate pool is quiet at the moment, if you are choosing to run your recruitment projects yourself how can you make sure that your adverts are not being skipped over by potential candidates. You want to try and ensure that all candidates who are suitable and fit within the role apply – whilst not overly encouraging those that aren’t suitable and have just “clicked to apply” as if they are shopping on Amazon. 
 
What are the top 3 things that you should be doing to make your adverts more attractive? 
 
As we are moving away from lockdown and through the pandemic, we are aware that the number of jobs is increasing, but surprisingly the number of candidates is not. If you find that you are recruiting now, what can you do to ensure that your preferred candidate takes your role? 
1. Increase your candidate engagement 
Over the last 18 months, there have been some significant shifts in recruitment to manage the need for new staff. We are all aware that recruitment has become even more remote with interviews being carried out remotely either using TEAMs, Zoom or specialist recruitment platforms. However, this can lead to your candidates being less engaged with your processes and therefore your company, which can lead to rejections by candidates at the offer stage. If you are running full remote recruitment processes make sure that you offer the opportunity for candidates to engage differently. Maybe send them a pack pre virtual meeting containing a coffee or tea bag and a biscuit or cake so that after the formal interview you can invite them for a quick coffee to answer any questions that the process may have thrown up for them? Give them your mobile so that if anything comes up during the process, they can speak to you directly rather than having to go through the recruitment agency. If you build these relationships now you will be more successful in attracting and offering to the right candidates for your business. 
 
 
Now is the time to play the long game. 
 
At the moment there are lots of potential candidates sat at home, either furloughed or working remotely for their current employers. Their job lives have changed massively over the last month. Some of them are busy, some can see the work starting to dry up, others are worrying about furlough and what will be left for them in their current role when lockdown or furlough finishes. Communication is often less, and most definitely different from before. So, as a potential future employer, what is the opportunity? 
 
What is your Employer Value Proposition? 
 
 

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