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Innovative Methods for Hiring New Employees in 2021 and Beyond

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Interested in discovering how best to advertise a job vacancy? These tips will help you to do just that...

photo-1590650516494-0c8e4a4dd67eIt goes without saying, but employees are the heart and soul of any company; any business owner will tell you that! They ensure that your business's day-to-day comings and goings are attended to, all the while ensuring that new solutions to obstacles you might be facing are discovered. 

At the same time, there are things that you must do as a business owner to ensure your employee retention remains high. Some companies struggle with this aspect of the business world, and there is a multitude of reasons as to what could be contributing to this decreased retention rate. 

As a result of high turnover rates within businesses, many companies find themselves hiring a new employee on a regular basis but often find themselves hitting a dead end when it comes to this type of thing. How can you grasp the attention of job seekers while also finding the right people for the job? 

Being innovative and creative with your efforts is one sure way to attract new employees while also finding the right people for the job. Interested in discovering how to advertise a job in the best way? Read on for more, and implement them within your business model. 

Utilise Social Media

Social media plays a significant role in our everyday lives, whether we think so or not. With a variety of platforms available, there is no doubt this tool can be used by companies wanting to be innovative in their hiring methods. 

While that is not to say that you should use social media posts as a means of advertising your job – for this could come across as unprofessional - nothing stops you from engaging the attention of your audiences. Linking your social media platforms with a website and other forms of media will make the overall process a lot easier; advertise a job role on your Instagram stories, for example, while including a quick and simple link for accessing the job application. 

Social media can be used to humanise you as an employer and is a fun and engaging way of introducing prospective employees to your business. You will be able to showcase elements of your company that are desired by job seekers and engage in two-way communication with prospective employees; what more could you want?! 

Post On Online Job Boards

This might not be what people first think of when imagining an innovative method for hiring new employees, but it is undoubtedly an effective and underrated method. Job boards enable you the opportunity to talk about your vacancies in an engaging way while also giving you the power to sift through CVs and applications to find the right people. 

At the same time, methods like this enable you to develop your brand as a business, putting a face to the name and informing the applicant why they should be applying for the job you have available. What's more, job boards like these allow applicants to be creative in how they present their CVs to you as the hiring employer. 

photo-1572016047668-5b5e909e1605There are also many online platforms, like that from Hiring People, which enables you to advertise a job vacancy across multiple boards. You will find the right candidate in no time! 

Consider The Implementation of Gamification

If you are anything like us, you might feel somewhat confused at the first mention of this word. Gamification is the process of implementing the use of games in the application process. It might appear challenging for some but hear us out!

This is undoubtedly an incredibly innovative means of hiring new employees and makes the often-monotonous process of applying for jobs that bit easier. The games that you implement into the hiring process can be used to assess a candidate's ability while testing whether they have the capabilities to work for your company. 

Having been there numerous times throughout our lifetimes, you will understand how depleting it can be to complete job applications over and over again. Making this element of the hiring process fun and enjoyable sets your prospective employee up with an idea of what to expect from you as a business. 

What's more, if they have a pleasant experience with you, they could recommend other like-minded individuals through word-of-mouth recommendations; you will have a whole host of experienced candidates applying for your job roles in no time. 

These were but some of the many innovative ways that you can hire new employees, both in the remaining months of 2021 and beyond. Regardless of what sector or industry you are in, you can rest assured that your efforts will pay off, and you will be hiring the right people for your company in no time. Whether you choose to implement the suggestions mentioned in this piece or implement a whole host of others outside of it, we feel confident you will see the efforts come to fruition. 




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Published on: 5th October 2021

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