12 tips for hiring new talent

Work-life balance and flexible work arrangements are the key to attracting the best people to professional jobs

Work-life balance and flexible work arrangements are the key to attracting the best people to professional jobs, according to Hudson’s The Hiring Report.

What entices professionals looking for a new role:

  1. Work-life balance (including flexible arrangements) 70%
  2. Higher salary 67%
  3. Cultural fit within organisation and/or team 64%
  4. Career progression/training opportunities 58%
  5. Better benefits 46%
  6. A company whose values are closer to mine 36%
  7. Strong manager 30%
  8. Better brand 14%
  9. Better job title 13%

Work-life balance now outranks salary.

Source: The Hiring Report: The State of Hiring in Australia 2015, Hudson

"70% of professionals would choose a job based on work-life balance."

12 tips for hiring new talent in 2015

  • Profile the psychological type you want, not just the role description
  • Know what your target hire wants
  • Show them more than money (especially work-life balance)
  • Define three key selling points your role offers to potential hires
  • Create a sourcing strategy for employees
  • Cultivate a strong brand as an employer
  • Recognise there are now many channels for sourcing employees
  • Personal networks are more important than ever
  • Embrace four job ad rules: stimulate interest, create desire, generate enthusiasm, compel to action
  • Understand the niche skills needed to address your industry’s
    toughest challenges
  • Consider psychometric testing of candidates
  • Get on board with work-life balance and cultural fit

    And a bonus tip for candidates...
  • Stay professional on social media – one in two hiring managers
    check profiles.

Source: The Hiring Report: The State of Hiring in Australia 2015, Hudson

This article is from the March 2015 issue of INTHEBLACK.


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