We’re coming out of an unprecedented (yes, it’s overused, but there’s a reason for that, it’s a perfect way to describe the last 15 months) time, and now we’re in the new normal. And that new normal includes more passive candidates than anyone anticipated. Many industries are struggling to fill positions and maybe it’s because there’s a higher health risk, some people need to be home to care for loved ones, and some are re-evaluating their career paths and moving into recession (and pandemic) proof industries. Regardless of why employers across the country are seeing a decline in engagement on their jobs, there are some recruitment solutions that might help you evade some of those performance issues when it comes to getting your jobs and hiring messages in front of the right audience.
Just because 2020 is over doesn’t mean that the search for the essential worker is over. So long as people are waiting for their vaccine, and ordering groceries online, and driving through testing centers, we’re still going to need to focus on continuing our hiring of those that kept us going through 2020, the brave, the courageous, the essential worker.
For those tasked with hiring essential workers – we have to think about all aspects of the hire, from where we find them, who we target, how we message them, when we can onboard, and what we do to keep them engaged.
An open-hiring strategy is the process of hiring anyone regardless of their background and this strategy benefits people from all walks of life. It is also incredibly beneficial to employers who need to hire a lot of people who can be trained to get the job done. The Body Shop announced their plan for open-hiring in an effort to reduce bias as they gave people retail jobs on a first come, first serve basis. Now, in the wake of COVID-19, the process may be helpful to quickly fill entry level roles that do not require a long on-boarding process. And the process seems to have benefits for both the company and their potential employees.
It would be an understatement to say that healthcare workers are busy. For instance, nurses typically work 12-hour shifts and if they're open to changing jobs, the last thing they want to do is update their resume and search for a new opportunity at the end of a long day.
These demanding schedules that healthcare workers face is one of the many reasons why it can be challenging to hire and recruit in the healthcare industry. Traditional hiring strategies can fail to fill these positions on their own, but when paired with more effective practices—it’s now easier than ever to find qualified candidates and get in touch with them.
Nexxt recently launched its Resume Database Solutions to help companies and staffing firms enhance and enrich their talent databases with fresh candidates. Nexxt’s Resume Database Solutions are designed to help companies make connections with both active and passive job seekers. According to a recent survey, 3 out of 4 of job seekers said they’d like companies to have their resume on file so they are considered for opportunities that become available in the future. For that reason, it doesn’t matter if an organization is in the midst of a big hiring push or one is on the horizon—companies in all states of the recruitment process benefit from making those connections.
Now that Millennials are fully and firmly integrated into the American workforce, many businesses are setting their sights on the newest influx of workers: Gen Z. These Digital Natives were born into the world of WiFi which means their strengths (and weaknesses) will vary greatly from those of previous generations who were born into much more analog worlds. Their technological prowess will become increasingly necessary for companies to stay current which is shifting the dialogue from “Do we want to hire Gen Z?” to “How can we recruit more Gen Z?”
We are excited to announce that Nikos Livadas has joined Nexxt as Vice President of Strategic Alliances. With more than 20 years of experience as a leader empowering cross-functional teams, developing strategic plans, and implementing successful global sales initiatives, Nikos will head Nexxt’s strategic alliances team to work hand-in-hand with partners towards the shared goal of bringing candidates and employers together.
Hiring skilled employees results in the company making more money, right? Perhaps in the long run, but throughout the hiring process you’ll need to be prepared for some hidden costs that can really add up. Let’s go over some recruitment costs that you’ll want to consider before beginning your hiring process.
Time and money are the easy hiring costs to identify. Dedicated HR staff compensation can be pretty costly per year, and less cost effective for smaller businesses. If your business is too small for a dedicated HR team, you’ll likely need to assign recruitment work to other employees in the office, which eats up time that could be spent on their normal day to day activities. Additionally, creating advertisements for the position takes time and planning, as employee qualifications need to be carefully considered before posting the position. Apart from time, the advertisements themselves can also be upwards of a few hundred dollars per day. If your ad is poorly written, it can deter the right candidates or bring in the wrong candidates, resulting in a longer hiring process in which the ad cost per day really starts to add up. On top of these costs, you’ll also be spending money on any equipment the employee will need, such as laptops, tablets, software, and other supplies.
We at Nexxt are excited to announce a software upgrade to our Text2Hire Conversation product!
According to a survey, only 14% of the workforce is actively looking for a job, but 73% are open to receiving new job opportunities via text message. Nexxt’s Text2Hire Conversation allows clients to start dialogs with targeted groups of candidates pulled from the more than 8+ million in-demand job seekers who have opted-in to receive text messages about new opportunities and other career information from employers through Nexxt.