how to overcome the spooky hiring market in Q4

How To Overcome The Spooky Hiring Market In Q4

There’s no denying that the hiring market for the past two years has been a rollercoaster. And according to recent surveys, hiring is projected to be at an all-time high during the 4th quarter of 2021. In addition to the usual retail hiring fervor surrounding the holiday season, white-collar and blue-collar jobs also anticipate payroll growth. These include information (+62%), financial services (+56%), construction (+56%), and professional and business services (+54%). As a result, hiring will continue to be ultra-competitive. However, you shouldn’t let that spook you. It’s a great time to hire in preparation for 2022. Here are a few strategies you can deploy to overcome the spooky hiring market in Q4.

Revive Your Job Description Spells

If you’ve been using the same spellbook for job descriptions for centuries (or even just a few months), it’s time to switch it up! Bring your job descriptions back to life by going back to the basics. Include your absolute candidate must-haves and a high-level overview of the job. Then, sprinkle in some reasons why your company is a great place to work. Finally, to make the ultimate impact, note the salary range for the position. This comprehensive version of a job description will save time for both you and applicants.

Avoid Ghosting Candidates

In a competitive hiring market, every applicant is valuable. In the final quarter of the year, you can expect that applicants will be entertaining multiple offers at once. Thus, it’s important to maintain good relationships throughout the hiring process. Now is the time to establish a communication plan for candidates who have applied, interviewed, and had offers made. It will be advantageous to have a backup candidate (and a backup for the backup!)

Never Trick Or Treat (For Candidates) Alone

You were probably told never to trick or treat alone while hunting for candy when you were younger. Well, the same applies to the candidate hunt. You’re more likely to snag top-quality candidates when you partner with a hiring expert. Just think of us as the older kid who knows where all king-size candy bar houses are. Our proprietary network is filled with passive candidates just waiting to be connected with a great company like yours.

If you’re ready to overcome your fears and take on the hiring market in Q4, it’s a perfect time. Contact JSG today to discuss how we can work hand-in-hand to secure the talent you need before the new year.