These days, finding top talent has become more challenging than ever. There are more jobs right now than there are qualified candidates, making it a job seeker’s paradise. They have options when it comes to finding the right employer so they can be choosier than they have in the past. Combine the hot job market with job seekers’ changing employer expectations and companies are coming up with some very unique perks to attract candidates. This is especially true in the tech world, where large companies are able to bring in the best candidates thanks to robust benefits offerings and employee perks. With the job marketing more competitive than ever, hiring managers are starting to change up their recruitment methods to bring in new talent. Some tech workers reveal the companies they want to work for and what they value in a job offer.
Simplify the Hiring Process
Gone are the days when employers can drag a job candidate through four or five rounds of interviews to find that perfect candidate. Because job opportunities are so plentiful, job seekers are now pulling out of the interview process if it becomes too cumbersome or takes up too much of their time. To fix this, you should make the hiring process as easy as possible. Leverage your technology to streamline your hiring process by allowing employees to participate in video or text interviews. Some companies are even leveraging VR technology to conduct interviews that put candidates into situations they may encounter on the job to help them see how they’d react. Anything you can do to make the hiring process faster and easier can help hold the attention of job seekers.
Monitor Your Brand
Your company’s cultural brand is important to job seekers. Often before they even apply for a position they’ll review the company online. If you have a lot of negative reviews it could discourage top talent from applying because they’d rather work at a company with a strong culture where they know they’ll be appreciated. Regularly monitor your company on employee review sites to see what feedback employees are leaving and use that feedback to improve. You should also be responsive to negative feedback, as it shows you’re a company who values feedback and cares about employee happiness.
Offer Unique Perks
Provide your employees with a robust benefits package that allows them to choose what matters most to them. If, for example, they don’t need to take your health insurance because they’re insured through a spouse, offer them an insurance buyout to help boost their overall salary. If you have positions that require very little interaction with other employees, such as coding or online troubleshooting positions, allow them the flexibility to work remotely so they don’t have to dress up and sit in an office to do a job they could easily do from the comfort of their own home. Some companies offer other unique perks, such as unlimited vacation or volunteer days, on-site gyms and even pet insurance to attract top talent. The more perks you can offer, the more likely you’ll bring in quality employees.
The more in tune you can be to your employees’ needs and the changing perks job seekers are looking for in employers, they more likely you’ll bring in the level of excellence you’re looking for. You should always be evaluating your employee benefits to see how you can continue to improve.