Attracting and Retaining Talent Through a Pandemic and Beyond

Much of the success of a company depends on its ability to attract and retain talent. Despite the high unemployment caused by the pandemic, many companies are still finding it hard to find qualified employees.

Qualified Talent and Retraining

With millions out of work, you’d think it would be easy to find candidates to fill jobs. However, the opposite has proven true. Most people out of work due to the pandemic are from the service or hospitality industry, followed by manufacturing, construction and transportation. Many of these individuals do not have the specialized skills needed to fill the job vacancies. However, some companies have found success with job candidate sourcing Philadelphia by retraining workers to give them skills to do a more specialized job.

Adaptability and Innovation

The pandemic has proven that adaptability and innovation are the hallmarks of companies who have survived, if not thrived during the downturn. For many companies, that means creatively sourcing candidates and getting the word out that your company is hiring. Social media campaigns have proven successful for many companies that have publicized their job openings. When employees comment on the post with things they love about their job and the company, this creates a buzz about the opportunity.

Culture and Fit

The entire recruiting process has gone virtual, including onboarding new employees. Technology for conducting virtual interviews has made the process easy; however, lack of face-to-face interaction and physically visiting a corporate office for interviews may make it hard for a candidate to decide if it is the right fit. During the interview process, make sure that the candidate can get a real sense of the company culture and what makes it a great place to work. Ultimately, this will also help ease the candidate’s transition into your company.

Attracting and retaining talent will remain an important focus for company success as we move past the pandemic.

 

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