Market Insights: Diversity is the answer
We’re halfway through the year and the one eighty office is busier than ever. It’s a great change to what we saw a year ago, but things are not looking at slowing down anytime soon. A big skill shortage still remains across the board, with clients still struggling to find the right candidates for their available positions. Because of this, we are advising clients that they need to be assessing their current approach and shifting their strategy appropriately in order to fulfil their recruitment needs.
It’s often as simple as this: clients need to be open to diversity. It may seem as though there is only one solution to solving a skill shortage in your team — hiring a qualified staff member with years and years of experience under their belt. But in this candidate short market, it’s not enough to hope that you can convince a highly qualified candidate to pick your company over another. There are a range of different recruitment options that you may not have even considered. What about utilising semi-retired people? Reassessing work loads to bring on a part-timer? Hiring a student for junior-level tasks? Graduates? Employing more women in predominantly male dominated industries? It’s also important to look at the specific role requirements you are wanting to hire for. When you sit down and really analyse the needs of your business, you may find that you don’t actually need another architect, but rather a project manager or coordinator. It can take a bit of strategy and creativity, but it’s not an impossible task. The one eighty team are continuing to fill job vacancies, and we’re slowly seeing more clients rise to the challenge. It’s normal to feel hesitant when trying something new, but our one eighty team are confident in their ability to provide innovative, tailored and cost effective recruitment solutions despite the difficult circumstances.
We’re also noticing an increasing need for clients to be putting themselves in the candidate’s shoes. When looking to attract the perfect candidate, you need to understand what they might want. Remember that you were a candidate once too, but also acknowledge that different generations have different needs and preferences. At one eighty recruitment, we are very people-focused. Our relationships with both candidates and clients are highly valued, and it’s part of our job to bridge the gap between the two parties and ensure that both needs and expectations are being met. Making the effort to get to know the people we are working with is truly second nature for us.
As the second half of 2021 approaches, the team at one eighty are looking forward to continuing partnering with clients and candidates to deliver success. It’s currently a tricky job market to navigate, but it’s nothing that our recruitment experts haven’t seen before. For help with all your recruitment needs, reach out to us today.