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In 2020, the killing of George Floyd came a global outcry for systemic change. This movement allowed company leaders to rethink their hiring practices while seeking to advance racial equity. In 2021, the call is to create a diverse and equitable workforce where each person can bring their best self to work regardless of age, gender, race, background, ability, or religion.
You can increase your chances of hiring the right candidates by following these 5 Tips:
Enhance your DE&I for better hiring
In the future, more candidates will make job choices based on their assessment of a company’s visible diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). According to Dan Schawbel, a bestselling author and managing partner at Workplace Intelligence, a New York City-based HR research and advisory firm, “70 percent of job seekers said they want to work for a company that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion.”
Create a virtual onboarding experience
As hiring freezes begin to lift and your company seeks to add to your existing teams, find a way to streamline your onboarding. Preparing a virtual onboarding experience will help you deliver a welcoming message as well as an insight into your company’s culture.
Prioritize talent development for future hiring
The skills-gap crisis isn’t new to hiring managers. However, it has intensified from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learning and development programs should be more than a “perk” to offer employees for their personal growth. Providing training and advancement opportunities within your company is an effective strategy for growing your business. This strategy will help you attract and retain top talent.
Protect your employees from burnout
If your work hours include evenings and weekends, employee burnout is a possibility. You should train managers to identify the signs and encourage employees to prioritize their mental health. Overworked employees are stressed, depressed and are likely to make more mistakes.
Connect your employees’ work to your company’s mission
Rather than chasing a higher salary, job seekers are becoming more attracted to mission-driven companies. People want to work for companies that align with their values. Furthermore, when training managers have meaningful conversations with employees, they break down the traditional hierarchies that prevent people from feeling like they’re making an impact.
Although 2020 brought many challenges, it also created space for a new and improved way of working. At Strategic Recruitment Solutions, we have been matching top companies with top talent in the Gulf Region for more than a decade. Our industry-expert recruiters can offer insight and guidance in all aspects of Legal and IT recruiting. Call us today at 888-366-6508 to learn how easy partnering with SRS can help you reach your business goals.