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Simple, Yet Effective Ways to Attract Great Candidates

The job market has shifted, making it harder to recruit new talent, and almost impossible to recruit great talent. What can your company do to ensure you’re only attracting the best candidates? Candidates today are looking for much more than just a paycheck; they want work/life balance in a location that supports their lifestyle and budget. Through effective brand positioning, your company can highlight its culture, and a potential employee can envision their career AND life when working with you.  

Whether a candidate is relocating or looking to work at a different company, they will likely do research. A simple way to help with this is through your company’s website. Add interesting facts about the company, including information about the city where the company is located and things to do in town. Add current employee testimonials to your website; this adds authenticity and provides insight into your company’s inner workings.

Glassdoor and Google Business can be crucial when it comes to employee recruitment. Most candidates will check out a company’s reviews before they apply, so it is imperative that you monitor how your company is doing! Ask current employees to leave reviews as well to boost your company’s ratings.

This video, with Christine Nelson, is chock full of tips and tricks to help with your brand positioning for candidates. If you need help tailoring your inbound marketing to attract great applicants, don’t hesitate to contact us at https://ingenuitymarketing.com/contact.

When you’re looking to increase brand perception externally, it’s important to start from within. In our article, The 7 Habits of Effective Employer Brands, we provide strategies to create a more inclusive and cooperative company culture.

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If you prefer to read this content, the video transcript is below:

Recruitment is a major concern across many industries.

So, how can you make your firm stand out and attract great candidates?

I will tell you four ways.

First, have a section on your website devoted to what it is like to live AND work in your city.

You may have one office or several, but candidates want accessible information about the culture, cost of living and lifestyle as a future employee. You can find this information elsewhere, but it’s nice to have it on your website. Despite remote work trends, candidates are still willing to move to the location of their jobs IF they can afford it and IF the schedule is flexible.

Provide easy links to city information and include employee testimonials about why they love their lifestyle at a particular location.

If you are open to remote hiring, however, by all means include that in your job descriptions. It’s a small thing, but candidates notice it immediately.

My second tip is to promote your firm culture beyond images of employees socializing. Candidates are actively exploring and asking questions about whether or not the firm’s values align with theirs. They also want clear career advancement and development tracks.

Offer specific examples about how your firm is inclusive and socially responsible. Show them, ideally through images and video, how they can improve their career AND life by working with you.

Candidates compare compensation and benefits and work-life balance, but they also want to know if your firm is keeping up with the newest technology. So, my third tip is about investing in resources and tools that help employees do their jobs well.

This may include better workflow tools and upgraded software, but it also could include a larger monitor for their home office or an upgraded business cell phone.

Whether you are in a hybrid or remote work environment, make sure that your tech support information is shared with candidates.

And my final tip is about monitoring your digital reputation. Job sites such as Glassdoor allow current and past employees to leave reviews about what it’s like to work at your firm. Good candidates may or may not apply to your firm if you have too many negative reviews.

It’s ok to ask current employees to leave a review on Glassdoor or Google Business. Ask if they are willing to share their honest experience on these sites. If you are concerned about employee reviews, then it’s a signal that you may have other issues to address.

If you need talent, you HAVE to constantly monitor and improve your digital visibility, your communication and online reputation. Talk to us at Ingenuity about better strategies for recruitment!

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Shannon Bohnen, Digital Communications Consultant at Ingenuity Marketing Group.

Inbound Marketing: Think Like a Buyer

 

We recommend performing keyword research, looking at projected search volumes and competitor metrics then digging into your verticals extensively to find the right keywords for your target audience.

Search engine optimization is a great place to start.

Watch this video to learn how to use the right keywords to drive the right people to your website using inbound marketing and SEO.

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    If you prefer to read this content, the video transcript is below.

    When I think about search engine optimization, I think about two things first. I think about how visitors search for services, and I think about how search engines offer matching results.

    The art of search engine optimization is to make sure that your website is ranking for the right types of keywords.

    If you are an association, a keyword such as “membership” may not work. You might get visitors searching for gym memberships.

    If you are a professional services firm, you probably want to target your service areas and industries rather than generic keywords such as “professional services.”

    Basically, think like a buyer when building your keyword list. But then, you have to monitor who is coming to your site. Are they the right visitors who could become clients?

    Just as important for SEO is what you want visitors to do when they arrive at your site. You have just a few seconds to grab their interest and help them see that you have what they need. Make sure that each page focuses on the visitor and requests an action. They should sign up. Download something. Or contact you.