Hiring is hard. And it’s harder when fewer people apply for an open position.
When it was an ‘employer’s market,’ tons of people would apply for job openings. Employers had their pick. Those employers in upward trending industries or with great reputations or with fantastic benefits packages tend to have less trouble, but none of those factors are easily maneuvered or controlled.
Today, hiring is very, very hard. Because attracting applicants is very, very hard. People are leaving the job market. Not everyone, but enough so that we feel it. We feel it at our favorite restaurants and retail stores with slightly longer lines and slightly longer waits. We feel it when we’re hiring when 3 people apply for a position that, two years ago, 15 people would have applied for.
Everywhere, Human Resources and Marketing departments are racking their brains, trying to figure out how to fill open positions. How to advertise their job listings in new places or with new parameters. But they’re missing something.
Listen in as JoyGenea and Michelle talk about rethinking hiring, from the job title to the job description to the ‘ideal candidate.’