Use the Right Sourcing Methods
No candidate sourcing method is ideal for finding every tech professional you need. Some are distinctly better in some scenarios than others, so you need to broaden your recruitment horizons by embracing those that best meet your needs for each individual vacancy.
Before you start recruiting, create a candidate persona profile. Determine the core skills you require and then determine where those professionals spend their time.
Competition on top job boards is typically high, so they often aren’t the best option. Instead, alternatives like social media, niche forums, and networking platforms can often be a better bet. Launching an employee referral program can also be wise, particularly if you have a positive culture, and your workers would likely be happy to refer members of their network.
However, you can also find more opportunities by thinking like a job seeker. For example, if you head to a search engine and use phrases like “[position] jobs near me” or “where to find [job title] jobs,” you can discover what professionals see when they conduct those searches. This may give you indications of where to list your job ads that you may have otherwise missed.
Optimize Your Career Page
If you have a company career page, make sure to optimize it for SEO. Your goal should be to appear near the top of search engine results lists on keywords beyond your company name and the vacant position.
Consider what professionals value and include those details on your career page under different headings. For example, list an overview of your benefits and perks in an “employee benefits” section. Discuss career planning and advancement tracks under a “career development” header. Highlight your work in the community that is bolstered by your employees in a “volunteering” section.
Then, pepper it with additional keywords that convey what you bring to the table. This increases the odds that you’ll appear in search results, driving more traffic from potentially interested professionals.
You can also share your overviews in job ads and on social media. That way, if people search for those terms in other platforms and in search engines, your listings or posts are more likely to show up.
Embrace Candidate Matching Technology
Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), candidate matching applications continue to become more effective and robust. These solutions are increasingly skilled at identifying professionals who can likely meet your needs, and they give you the ability to automate an otherwise tedious portion of your process.
Partner with a Recruitment Agency
Having recruitment experts by your side can be critical when it’s a job seeker’s market. By partnering with a talent provider, you gain access to the expertise you need during this highly competitive time.
Not only can a recruiter help you optimize your job posts, but they are also adept at locating talent. Along with maintaining a robust pool of candidates, they are also skilled at sourcing job seekers for hard-to-fill roles.
Find Better Candidates with The Armada Group
If you are looking for a recruitment partner, the team at The Armada Group wants to hear from you. Contact us to discuss your needs with one of our recruitment specialists today and see how our expertise can make locating the talent you need simpler than ever before.