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For many businesses, great talent is difficult to come by. At Zoom Recruitment, we make attracting the very best talent our top priority. We know just how much impact finding the right people can have on a business and its direction. Yet, 45% of employers say they can’t find the right individuals with the skills they need. That’s where we can help. Here, we’ve provided our top tips on how to attract the very best talent into your company, whilst keeping your existing talent motivated and happy.

Be Flexible

No matter the industry or sector, all employees prefer working for companies where any daily tasks or pressures don’t impact their personal life. Consider where you can offer flexibility to relieve any daily pressures, such as optional remote working and flexible start and finish times. If it’s an office-based role, you could consider advertising the role UK-wide, in order to reach more candidates and a wider range of talent. Remote working has become more common over the last year, but that shouldn’t alarm business owners. In fact, 77% of remote employees say they’re more productive when working from home. Of course, this may not suit all companies and roles.

Add Perks

If you want to attract the very best talent out there, then it’s worth thinking about what you have to offer to that candidate in return, other than an attractive salary. If you don’t already have these in place, then introducing smaller, softer perks like company social events, casual dress or giving employees the day off for their birthday is a great way of standing out from the competition.

Did you know that 89% of employers think employees leave for more money but in reality, only 12% do? Offering company perks can also increase job satisfaction for your existing employees, as well as decrease employee churn, saving you money in the long run.

Enhance company reputation

Improving your company’s reputation doesn’t mean making huge changes to your company’s core models and processes. You may already have a wealth of attractive benefits that already put the company in a great light, but perhaps people don’t actually know about them. The key here is show the world exactly what a fantastic company you are and why people should want to work for you. Are you selling your business’s culture and perks through your social media channels, blog and company videos? If not, then it’s time to start planning your reputation strategy.

Offer a clear progression path

It might seem obvious, but a clear progression path not only helps employees to stay motivated and engaged, but also makes them feel more appreciated. A progression path could be a detailed written plan with KPIs and goals to meet, or it could be a simple outline of where you see that candidate heading in the future. Either way, progression plans and promotions aren’t all about spending more on salaries. Did you know that highly engaged workforces are 21% more profitable, so it’s a win-win for both employer and employee?

Find a good recruiter

Finally, find the right recruiter to support you and seek out the best person for the job. A good recruiter will have spent years building relationships and maximising their talent outreach channels. Zoom Recruitment Services are experienced with finding the right talent for even the most specialist and difficult-to-fill roles. Offering a tailored head-hunting service, we strive to connect our clients with exceptional people who will enhance their brand and drive the business forward. Once we’ve found the right individual, we can support you in making an attractive offer that you can confidently deliver. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our various industry specialists are on hand to support you, no matter the query or time of day.

Why not put us to the test? To find out more or discuss a particular vacancy that you’re struggling to fill, get in touch with Zoom Recruitment Services. Our knowledgeable specialists have a wealth of knowledge and experience within the commercial, NHS, driver and industrial sectors.

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