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While we work with diverse organizations, from industrial manufacturers to non-profits, we often get asked the same types of questions by our clients when it comes to recruiting.  Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from the organizations we recruit for.

Where can I find the best candidates?

Unfortunately, you cannot just Google "great employees near me."  Finding the best candidates starts with an honest discussion on what "great" means for the positions you are looking to fill.  Your budget, location, type of work, needs of the role(s), and what your company has to offer a great employee.  


Once you have defined what the best candidates will look like for you, you can start sourcing - whether that's with a well-worded job ad or direct outreach to prospective employees, or "building your own" through apprenticeships or interns.   

The best time to start building your brand as an employer is ten years ago, the second best time is right now.  If you get stuck, we can help.

How long will it take to fill this position?

There are many factors that go into filling a job - and the short answer is "it depends."

Location, budget, requirements, internal processes, urgency, and the supply/demand for the type of candidate you are looking to hire all contribute to the time it takes to fill a role.  

We can generally cut the time it takes to fill a role on average by 50% through - but only if you help us help you.  If you keep getting in your own way, like taking a month to get an offer approved, no amount of recruiting magic can help.

Why don't people want to work anymore?

Hoo boy, this is a loaded question - with a complicated answer.  The most common answer is that there is a gap between what an employer pays and what employees are expecting for the work involved.  We saw this during the pandemic, when employers in service industries were struggling to hire workers.  While they had been able to pay $10/hour before, those same employees could land a job in an ecommerce warehouse for $20/hour, and not have to deal with the public.

On a different level, younger workers are more inclined towards a different work/life balance than older generations and if the expectation is "I worked 60 hours a week when I was their age," you are going to see some friction.


Why has recruiting gotten so complicated?

In over two-decades of recruiting, I've never seen a more complex recruiting environment.  There are four generations in the workforce, including Gen Z, the first "digital natives."   The COVID pandemic has shifted priorities for both workers and companies, and added a lot more variables between returning to in-person office work and two career household dynamics.  New technology has only added to the complexity while doing little to accelerate the process.   

Before you go zooming off on incorporating AI and other new tech into your recruiting process, make sure you are solid on the fundamentals first.  If you are not sure what those fundamentals are, let's talk about how we can help.


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