When you’re recruiting new talent for your MSP company workforce, keep in mind that the latest generation of talent wants interesting work. They’re comfortable with technology, place value on learning opportunities and have high expectations for job flexibility.
Have you adjusted your recruiting strategies so you can improve your ability to attract talent, such as mobile recruiting, diversity, latest technology and learning opportunities? The approaches you used in the past may not be reaching the talent you need for your business. Read more about how you can update your recruiting strategies for the changing workforce in the MSP competitive market.
Understand Your Company Culture
You have to understand your MSP company culture in order to sell it to candidates. You’re competing for the best hires so you have to know what your company has to offer.
Also, having a well-defined brand is essential to recruiting and retaining quality talent. Your culture and brand are what attract informed candidates.
Look Beyond the People You Usually Hire
Include diversity in your talent search. Diversity creates a more productive and engaging workplace. You’ll have a variety of skill and talents all working toward reaching your goals. Diversity creates a healthy company culture and increases your retention rate.
When looking for diverse talent, use social media, diversity sites, job boards, and professional networks.
Use Online Mobile Recruiting
Mobile recruiting is one of the hottest methods of recruiting today with 90 percent of job candidates using mobile devices in their job searches. Using mobile recruiting, you can set up on-demand presentations, video interviews, and live discussions. Candidates love this because there are no travel costs, speaker schedules or time limits.
All your recruitment information is available to watch over and over again.
Consider the Importance of Soft Skills
Rather than looking just at job experience and education, consider the importance of soft skills when hiring. The following six soft skills are just as important for finding enthusiastic quality talent:
- Interpersonal skills for collaborative work
- Communication skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Empathy for others
All of these soft skills are critical for your workplace. They help your staff communicate, resolve conflicts and find new solutions to challenges.
Offer Competitive Benefits and Compensations
Research the benefits packages and salaries offered by your competitors. Make sure your packages are as good, if not better. Think about developing reward strategies that link benefits, flexible time, salary, days off and recognition programs to make your business attractive for candidates.
Create an Employee Referral Program
Consider creating an employee referral program and pay your employees for finding candidates. Your employees know your goals and values, so they know the type of candidates you want for your business.
Also, they’ll only refer the people they think will be a great hire because a poor choice will reflect badly on them.
Reinvent Your Recruiting Strategies for Attracting Top Talent
Create recruiting strategies for your MSP company that attract top talent by staying ahead of the competition with a diverse company culture. Also, take advantage of the latest social and mobile recruiting strategies that today’s candidates want.