Now is a great time for business! When the sun is shining and consumers venture out to frequent their favorite shops, many of us need to increase our staff to cover the higher demand.
But what do you do if the number of applicants you’re receiving isn’t as great as the number of openings you have?
Since unemployment is lower now than it has been in years, it’s increasingly more difficult to find the right candidates for your company.
There are a few things you can do to attract the right talent:
1) Increase wages
While it’s not feasible for everyone to up their pay scale, if you can manage to bump it up some, it will not only attract more applicants, but more experienced applicants.
2) Offer Benefits
Paid time off, health insurance, 401K plans, gym memberships, lunch on Fridays…
While some of these don’t seem like much, if you can offer just a little extra, you’re more likely to get a higher number of applications. If you are a small business and can’t offer health insurance, maybe try paying for annual flu shots for your employees. If you’re making the effort, your employees will notice.
3) Get Referrals
One of the best ways to get good candidates is to ask your friends, family and current employees if they know anyone who needs a job or wants to transition to something new. Even if you don’t get any immediate hits, someone might show up later when you’re hiring again. If you don’t ask, you won’t get an answer!
Lastly, if you need only temporary employees for a season, or want someone else to attract and hire talent while you run your business, Priority Staffing Group has years of experience placing individuals in both temporary jobs and in long-term careers.
We can give you a free consultation if you request a meeting from the location closest to you.
Marion, IL: 618-969-8800 | Vandalia, IL: 618-283-9533 | Murfreesboro, TN: 615-295-2127