Executives in the trucking business know just how costly and time consuming hiring somebody can be. But why can’t you find anyone? One business publication says it could be a matter of how you’re looking, not so much where you’re looking. Here are some helpful pointers to ensure your search is a fruitful one.
When you don’t know where to look, post to job boards.
When you’re ready to cast a wider net, it makes sense to start posting to job boards. Though they’re not as successful as, say, referrals, job boards make up 18% of all new hires, which means they’re still a big factor in hiring (compare that to social media, which accounts for only 3% of hires). What’s more, they allow you to categorize your posting, meaning that no matter what position you’re looking for, you can bet someone looking for that same job will find your open position.
When the field is a problem, target the right people.
Let’s face it: Some positions, such as sales positions, are simply harder to fill than others.
Sales positions are often touted as a part of competitive compensation plan – the more you sell, the more you earn. This may have been the right idea for previous workforce generations, but today 88% of Millennials prefer a collaborative work environment over a competitive one. So you not only need to target the right people with the jobs you post, but you need to know how to target them.
When talent is your biggest obstacle, turn to niche job boards.
Having a job board with the ability to sort through candidates is vital to make sure hiring for tough positions goes smoothly. But to get the best results, you’ll need to get specific… You may want to use niche job boards to find your new hires. By changing how you recruit for every position, you’ll fill those difficult openings in no time.
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