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Five Steps to Solving Workforce Issues: Part 10

Strategies For Overcoming Hiring Challenges

When facing hiring challenges there are strategies your team can deploy to overcome them. Below are three strategies that we've found useful when helping our clients solve their workforce issues.

  • Widen the talent pool: One of the most effective ways to widen the talent pool is to expand your recruitment efforts into new channels and segments of the labor market. This means looking beyond traditional hiring methods and exploring alternative options for sourcing talent. This could include hiring gig workers and contracting with outside agencies to take on some of the work.

  • Reevaluating qualifications: Revisiting the job description and requirements in order to make adjustments where necessary is highly effective in the process of finding the right candidate. Certain qualifications, like degree requirements or requiring that employees work onsite, may be deterring potential candidates from applying. By reassessing these qualifications and making them more flexible, you can attract a larger pool of candidates.

  • Offer specialized training: Companies can consider offering specialized training programs or learning opportunities to upskill or reskill candidates who may not meet all of the requirements but possess the potential to excel in the role. This not only widens the talent pool but also enhances the company's reputation as a development-focused employer. It's important to remember that investing in hiring the right candidates can have long-term benefits for the company.

Focusing on a more diverse talent pool, reevaluating qualifications, and offering learning opportunities can lead to increased innovation, productivity, and employee satisfaction. By implementing these strategies, companies can increase their chances of finding the right candidates for the job and ultimately succeed in building a strong and effective workforce.

We’ve explored some tools to help us attract the right employees. Now let’s look at strategies for retaining them. The next blog post in this series will explore Understanding the Long-Term Benefits of Investing in the Right Employees.

Want help with developing a more efficient and effective hiring strategy? We would be happy to have a consultation with you to determine how RED Development Group can help you get the work done. Visit our website today to schedule your complimentary consultation.


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