Finding highly skilled professionals for your technical and engineering positions is one of the most difficult challenges in today’s market. There is a well-documented and growing skill gap that can leave positions open for months at a time, having a negative impact on productivity, efficiency and morale. If you are having trouble recruiting qualified professionals, it’s time to start thinking outside the box.
The Trouble With Traditional Talent Sourcing
If your HR team is working with “traditional” methods for sourcing talent, you’re probably losing the battle for the best candidates. Tossing job postings onto internet boards and hoping for the best will continue to yield disappointing results for two reasons. First, social media and internet platforms have changed the way people seek new opportunities. Second, the best and the brightest are most likely employed and not actively seeking a new position.
In order to get in front of people with the skills and experience you need, you have to update your approach. You must invest in passive recruiting and you must spend a great deal of time on social media. However, most HR teams lack the time and the resources needed to build a pipeline, and they lack the specific niche knowledge required to recruit high-level tech and engineering talent.
Your Ticket to Advanced and Effective Recruiting Strategies
While it is worthwhile to begin investing in new, modern recruiting techniques, it can take years to build up the expertise and the pipeline to make it work for you. This does nothing to meet the needs you have today. Working with an experienced niche recruiting agency can catapult you into the future of talent sourcing and connect you with the professionals you need, when you need them.
Niche firms like Selectek in Atlanta focus solely on the technology and engineering market. They have spent years in the field, building a strong and ever-growing pipeline of both active and passive professionals who are ready to make a leap when the right opportunity comes along. They understand what high-caliber candidates want in an employer, they can help you navigate the landscape in terms of building attractive salary and benefits packages, and they get to know the culture of every organization they work with in order to ensure a strong and lasting fit.
Because they build relationships with their candidates, the talent in their network trusts their recruiters. When a Selectek recruiter calls and says, “I have an opportunity you’ll be interested in,” they listen. They can tap into that network when you have an open position, and they drastically reduce time-to-hire while improving both the quality of new hires and long-term retention rates.
If your HR team is spinning its wheels trying to find skilled talent for your Atlanta-area organization, Selectek can help. Contact us today to learn more about our track record and to discover how we can help you achieve your recruiting goals.