Eastern Ontario is a rich region, a region rich in quality of life and opportunities for job seekers. It’s easy to attract residents to eastern Ontario when it’s been voted one of the best places to live, multiple times. But how do you attract those residents to come work with you, too? There’s so much hiring help out there that it can become overwhelming for employers to find what works best. To make hiring easier for you, here are 5 tips on how to attract talent you can consider or implement quickly.
How to Attract Talent By Tapping Into Eastern Ontario’s Resources
Ask Your Employees: ask your employees to anonymously share what they like about working at your company and why they choose to apply for their jobs. Find out how they found your job postings. Their answers can help inform your next recruitment campaign. For example, if a majority of your employees found your company through social media engagement, you can invest more time and money into social media ads and organic reach.
Make Your Job Postings As Easy to Find As Possible: make your “work with us” section as easy to find as possible on your website and social media platforms. Share job postings on job sites like Indeed on social media - with links - often.
Network: tap your existing workforce; the eastern Ontario community is strong and filled with a highly skilled labour force. Ask your existing workforce about the connections they’ve made during their skills training or past employment.
Say Yes: sometimes you’ll get inquiries from job seekers when you’re not trying to actively recruit. Say yes to those inquiries. Arrange a meeting - being clear that you don’t currently have open positions - to learn more about who they are and what they offer. Create connections before you start recruiting and you’ll potentially find the right fit before you even know you need it.
Tap Into What the Region Has to Offer: Eastern Ontario is home to some of the best colleges and universities in the country and many offer co-op programs. Co-op programs allow you to establish relationships with highly skilled job seekers faster.
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