Employment specialists are warning that despite impressions to the contrary, there is a war for talent, and the war is international in scope. There have been labour shortages in some fields for decades, for example nursing and specialised health care - just to pick one industry. There is every expectation that the need for software engineers, financial services specialists, retail workers and hundreds of other fields will continue unabated for years. What makes the problem particularly acute is that the so-called baby boomers are retiring in droves, creating greater and greater need for qualified, educated and experienced employees.Because of the increasing shortages, some job candidates have more options than ever before-and more leverage in the hiring game. Where does that leave you, the employer? Your success in recruiting hinges on creating a corporate image that attracts top candidates to your firm by a variety of methods. You need to demonstrate to prospective employees that your company will appreciate them for more than just their professional abilities; you have to show them that it will value - and make room for - their personal lives.
This is just the book to assist all business owners and managers find and recruit the best. In Chapter 1 you will find ways to cast a wide net in the talent pool through continual networking. In Chapter 2 you will learn the most effective ways to advertise for new recruits and in Chapter 3 discover secrets to planning the most productive hiring operation.Chapter 4 offers tips for making your company stand out in the crowd, while Chapter 5 highlights the newest-and fastest-growing-ways to find new hires: through Internet-based recruiting. Once you have found people to interview, Chapter 6 will show you the best questions to ask and the most effective interviewing techniques. Make your hiring investment pay off with the ideas in Chapter 7 for keeping new recruits on board. Finally, in Chapter 8, learn ways to mine special groups for job candidates - seniors, people with disabilities, foreign workers, teenagers, college students, Gen-Xers, veterans and welfare recipients. Remember: Your company is only as good as the people who work there. Be successful in recruiting top talent by staying a step ahead of the competition.
It is a time-consuming and exacting process, but a sound investment in hiring will yield a big return for your organisation.