As a hiring manager in today’s recruiting world, you have to look at talent acquisition through a different lens than in prior years. It is a race, and you are in the driver’s seat! It is not as simple as checking off the boxes and delivering the offer letter. When making a career decision, there are many important factors that a candidate wants to consider. As a hiring manager, it is important to be aware of these factors. I will walk you through the racecourse that is the talent pool, to make sure you find the best fit possible!
In today’s market, career decisions for candidates extend far beyond the job description and money. Decisions are based on not only salary or a relocation need, but they now include community, quality of life, work-life balance, company culture, company reputation and reviews (thanks Google), your leadership style, and upward mobility. It is our mission to become an expert in “the client’s world.” We use the best tools in the industry and extensive networking within our specialties to deliver the best results possible to our clients.
So what are these three advantages of using us to recruit your top talent?
Knowledge of the Market
We are a driving force in the market and this gives your hiring team continuous insight into what is happening and changing. We know the available talent, where they are, and how to reach out to them. We understand their salary and career expectations, available skill-sets, and current hiring complexities. If other businesses are struggling to find the same people as you, we will be able to advise on alternative solutions. We literally become a partner and collaborator, and act as your eyes and ears in the market. Our business is your business.
Some candidates are hard to find. They may be passive or they may be extremely selective. They will not come across your desk as they are not responding to job advertisements and are too busy to even look for another role. These are often the candidates you want, and we can get them for you. A good recruiter will steer candidates your direction, a great recruiter will seek them out and go after them for you. We have the networks to connect you to people with a range of skills and experiences, many of who would be off the radar of an in-house recruiting team.
Candidates, Not Applicants = Culture Fit
The hiring strategy of most in-house recruiting teams is aimed at attracting applicants, whether they are responding to advertisements or through their website. Many of these applicants are not even qualified for the roles they applied for, hence a lot of time will be invested in filtering, assessing, matching, and communicating with them. Or worse yet, you receive so many resumes, that the truly qualified candidates get lost in traffic. If your time and resources matter to you, and knowing that the ‘soft skills’ are just as important as technical skills, utilizing JSG as your recruiting firm takes full advantage of time and resources to let you cross the finish line first.