Michigan’s job market continues to thrive with more job opportunities for experienced professionals, military veterans, entry-level workers, and college grads. The unemployment rate continues to fall below 4.7 percent as new jobs are created in an array of career fields and traditional career fields such as engineering, sales, healthcare, skilled trades, trucking, mechanical and technical are eager to hire more candidates.
During the unemployment crisis recruiting candidates for job openings was easy as placing a sign on the office lawn and waiting for potential applicants to walk-in. Now, company recruiters have to use savvy methods to entice currently employed candidates to job openings. Here are some trendy tips to improve recruiting results.
Tip # 1: Host an after-work mixer. Partner with a local coffee shop and host a mixer this an opportunity to connect with working candidates, collect resumes and openly discuss your company in a friendly environment.
Tip #2: Show them the money! Offer new hires a signing bonus to join your company this a good way to attract candidates. If your company is located in a rural area offer new hires a weekly gas allowance, oil changes and tire rotation as a hiring incentive.
Tip #3: Stop playing phone tag: Sifting through online resumes databases is not the only way to find your next hires. Candidates ready to make a change in their career field attend local job fair events with one clear goal in mind “find a job”. Recruiters should consider going to job fairs to connect with enthusiastic candidates and conduct onsite preliminary interviews – eliminate candidate phone tag altogether.
Tip #4: Combine training with hiring: As the world continues to move forward so does career field options; careers in tool design, mechanics, corporate sales and machine repair might not be on the top of the list for people considering new employment. Instead of turning down applicants without required experience consider hands-on paid training sponsored by trade schools.
Tip #5: Become a recruiting superstar. Many companies are using social media to grab the attention of new customers – why not grab a few new employees using video marketing. No need to hire a camera crew and expensive video production. Employers can spark attention with a simple low budget video to generate shares and followers. Create a cool video in the office conference room about job openings, include a call for action and post on snapchat, Instagram, facebook anywhere people are watching.
About JobFairGiant.com – For over 12 years we have held the title as the “Largest Monthly Job Expo in Michigan”; our reputation for bridging the gap between job seekers and candidates has helped over 35,000 people obtain viable employment.
Information regarding the upcoming job expo is available on the company website at JobFairGiant.com or by calling 734-956-4550.