If you’re like most businesses today, you’re probably struggling to drive quality applicants for your open roles. Companies across all industries are looking to staff up quickly in order to keep pace with increased customer demand as the pandemic eases. And at the same time, job seekers have had nearly two years to reevaluate their careers and many can afford to be more selective than ever before.
Adding more fuel to the fire, large companies that can afford to offer more in terms of salary and benefits are looking to hire fast as we approach the holiday season. Amazon alone is expected to hire more than 150,000 seasonal workers and has offered signing bonuses as high as $3,000. And Walmart is offering $17/hour and in some cases providing free college tuition as an added perk.
All of these factors create a situation in which attracting and connecting with applicants is more difficult than ever before — particularly for businesses in lower paying industries like retail, healthcare, or hospitality. So what can you do about it? The key is to forget everything you did to recruit and hire before the pandemic and give your hiring process a complete overhaul in order