Today, companies are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit the engineers they need to support their operations. Primarily, this is due to a relatively broad shortage of qualified candidates coupled with high demand, leading to fierce competition for talent among employers.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to increase your access to high-quality engineering talent. Here’s a guide to recruiting the best engineers in your area.
Present a Compelling Value Proposition
When companies create vacancy announcements, there’s a tendency to focus on the organization’s needs. While outlining required skills and credentials is necessary, discussing those points solely isn’t going to entice a candidate to apply.
Instead, it’s wise to showcase your employer brand and present a compelling value proposition. Ensure that job seekers know what they have to gain by pursuing the opportunity. Discuss salary ranges, benefits packages, advancement opportunities, and the company’s culture, as that can generate far more interest than a list of job duties.
Enhance Your Candidate and Onboarding Experience
How a candidate feels they were treated during the recruitment process often serves as the foundation of their impression of an employer. If the candidate’s experience feels strained or disorganized, most job seekers assume that working for the company will yield similar results. Similarly, a lack of communication or too much ambiguity leads candidates to believe that the company isn’t transparent or doesn’t value them as potential future employers, which doesn’t leave a great impression.
The quality of the onboarding experience can also lead to the same issues. When the onboarding program isn’t designed to make new hires feel welcome and set them up for success, it causes most incoming employees to assume that any further experiences with an employer will be similarly lackluster or disappointing.
In either of these cases, these initial negative impressions can cause candidates to remove themselves from contention or cause new hires to leave not long after starting in the role. Additionally, many will discuss what occurred with members of their network, harming the company’s broader reputation.
Since that’s the case, improving the candidate and onboarding experience is essential. When candidates feel welcomed and valued, it makes a positive impression that they’ll mention to others. Plus, if the onboarding experience genuinely sets them up for success, they’ll feel more confident in their choice to accept the job, which can bolster the company’s reputation once word spreads, easing future recruitment efforts.
Partner with a Recruitment Firm
By working with a recruitment firm, you can tap into an established talent pool brimming with vetted engineers looking for career-boosting job opportunities. Along with well-developed skills, many of these job seekers are interested in transitioning to a new position quickly, shortening your time-to-hire.
Plus, recruiters are adept at meeting candidates where they are, often using targeted sourcing strategies to locate right-fit job seekers and engaging them strategically to boost interest. That expertise is available to all client companies, and it dramatically reduces the recruitment burden.
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If you’re looking for top-quality engineers to fill your vacant positions, Selectek can help. Contact us to speak with a member of our recruitment team and learn more about our services today.