Recruiting in 2019: How to

Recruitment Solutions

If you’re in the HR or recruiting business, you’ve no doubt found it harder to fill positions.

Recruitment Solutions for 2019

With unemployment being under 4%, posting classified ads and spending thousands of dollars on job board listings delivers less than desirable results.

Why? Because everyone who wants to work is gainfully employed. In the past, recruiters would get multiple applicants for every position and sift through resumes looking for the right candidate. In today’s hiring world, you need to target the PASSIVE job seeker. The new focus is on sniping employees from competitors. Passive job seekers are currently employed. They get up every morning and go to work and do the same job you need them to do, just for someone else. Twenty years ago, it wasn’t uncommon to find employees who have been at the same job for ten or twenty years or more. People had loyalty to their job and the role they played in their business. Twenty years ago, people weren’t looking for a “new job” unless they wanted more pay or were unhappy where they currently were.

In 2019 we have to approach the hiring and recruiting process differently. With digital technology, we can now target passive job seekers who are currently working inside specific buildings. If you’re hiring warehouse workers (to include material handlers and forklift operators) and you need to keep a constant stream of applicants coming in, fish where the fish are!

Fish where the fish are

I read an article by Wayne Ens called “Lessons from a fish.” He points out some interesting points:

  • Bigger bait catches bigger fish – By targeting competing businesses, you are reaching a company full of potential new hires!
  • Fish in non-traditional places – Classified newspaper sections and job boards are no longer the best choice. Even job boards are using radio to attract the active job seekers! Using Digital allows you to target down to WHO is working inside a specific building!
  • Change your approach – Geo-fenced targeted digital marketing is a new recruitment solution tool. Don’t get stuck in the rut of “doing what you’ve always done” because that doesn’t work anymore, in 2019! If you’re struggling to fill positions, try a new approach!

Here is a brief 2 minute video to explain how it works!

If you’re interested in working with #EmployeeSniper @KeithHanshaw to help you fill your positions, contact me at 717-901-3461 or by email at Keith.Hanshaw@Cumulus.com