As discussed in our recent posts, market trends for the legal and IT sectors have transformed due to the pandemic. Despite job availability decreasing in some areas, Above the Law reports that the legal job market “is hotter than ever – with companies expanding and hiring at massive levels.” However, even with a hot market and more potential candidates than positions, some firms are reverting to their outdated and unproductive pre-COVID hiring practices, leaving roles empty that could otherwise be filled.
Want to avoid becoming obsolete as an employer in this brave new market? Here are two important things to consider:
Here’s the hard truth: It’s no longer about you. Your firm’s reputation is not the sole incentive for a prospective hire. You should start asking what you can offer the candidate, not the other way around. Ask yourself, what does your staff want: Bonuses? Perks? Child Care? Of course, they do. If you’re not offering an enticing hiring package, then the expectation of luring in star talent is nothing less than a wish, and an empty one, at that.
Common mistakes to avoid are all about communication: You’re not responding to candidates after they send a resume, or you refuse to follow up with an interviewee about their status or rejection. Trust us, the word will get out about your application and interview process, and you will continue to lose out on the rock star candidates in the future.
Your Lack of Engagement Will Hurt Your Chances for Hire
Your staffing organization works very hard for you, but all that effort is wasted if a lack of engagement with your agency costs you candidates. You’re busy, and we understand that. At the same time, taking longer than a week in the search process is pretty much guaranteed to make a candidate lose interest in today’s market. When jobs close, be sure you’re letting your agency know. Otherwise, it’s time and money down the drain.
At the end of the day, agencies like Strategic Recruitment Solutions (SRS), follow your firm’s directives, it’s easier for job seekers to choose another firm that will communicate with them quickly and consistently. After all, what works for our business works for your business.
At SRS, your success is our success. Our reputation for superior client satisfaction results from a tireless commitment to exceeding our clients’ objectives. We are the recruiting firm for top employers in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the Gulf Region. Our recruiters will partner with you in searching for highly talented legal, management and technology hires. Furthermore, our recruiters will lend their industry knowledge, experience, tools, and technology to enhance your recruiting strategy. We have been matching top companies with top talent in the Gulf Region for over a decade. Our focus is on building a long-term relationship with your company. Call us today at 888-366-6508. We can help you find the best candidate to join your legal or IT team.