Anyone who has attempted to hire for an open role in 2021 knows that it hasn’t been easy. You’re looking to hire fast as the economy recovers. But due to lingering COVID concerns, a lack of quality childcare options, and unemployment benefits exceeding wages for low-paying roles, many folks are just not as eager to get back into the workforce as experts predicted. And this is leading to an imbalance in the supply and demand for top talent.
Although some of the reasons why we’re seeing this shortage are outside of our control, there are things you can do to set yourself apart from competitors and get in front of those who are looking for work. One of the most effective tactics we’ve seen customers embrace is the hub and spoke model for applicant sourcing. With this model, you use many different channels to reach job seekers and then direct interested applicants to a centralized career site that serves as your hub for all of the information regarding your open roles, culture, benefits, career growth opportunities, and more.
A great hub and spoke strategy includes a variety of recruiting sources like paid and organic job boards, social media, Google, and