Talent pooling and recruitment strategies for right now

Do current circumstances mean a freeze on your recruitment? Or have things slowed as the business tries to navigate uncharted waters? Whatever your situation, if recruitment isn’t front of mind right now, there are plenty of things you can be doing to ensure success when your business is ready to hire again.

Managing your brand reputation 

Building your brand reputation is crucial at any time but especially now, when everyone will be looking at how you are navigating the current crisis. You have the opportunity to influence and inform your audience. We can help you create content – from videos to whitepapers or emails. You can use these tools to effectively communicate with candidates and your own talent pools. 

Nurturing candidates 

During this time it’s important not to forget about those who are still actively looking for work. As an employer, look at how you can reassure and update them to keep your business front of mind when vacancies do become available. Keeping your external comms regular and consistent will help you to boost engagement. 

Developing content and tools for jobseekers 

Creating content with hints and tips for those looking for work and giving them the tools to expand their skills is a great way to help them feel connected to and engaged with your brand. What existing tools or services could you provide to support job seekers through this time? We can help you create content to showcase your brand and keep candidates engaged. 

Utilise our CV database

A key feature of our job sites are the CV databases. You are able to search for and download CVs based on the skills and experience you’re looking for, which will enable you to build a selection of high quality candidates that are relevant for future roles.

Having a pool of good quality candidates for when recruitment gets the green light will ensure you are ready to start contacting potential recruits from day one.

Build your recruiter profile

All of our recruiters have a profile on the job sites. This means that  candidates can find you from the Employer A-Z section of the website. Your profile can be edited to include key information about who you are as an organisation such as your company overview, culture and values. This sits alongside your job listings and contact information. Here’s an example https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/jobs/employer/151/haymarket-media-group/

Candidates can choose to follow your organisation, which means they’ll get a job alert emailed to them when you upload a vacancy. By building your recruiter profile and including information about the company and what it’s like to work for your organisation, you can encourage more candidates to sign up to hear about your future vacancies. 

For more tips and tricks or for support with your recruitment, get in touch with us wonderfulworkplaces@haymarket.com or 020 8267 4476

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