Early Mover Advantage: Get Off the Bench & Start Finding Candidates!

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Early Mover Advantage: Get Off the Bench & Start Finding Candidates!

Many employers are learning as they go right now. After all, no one has ever been through a pandemic like this before. As things bounce back and recover, it’s time to start hiring new employees. Now is the time to take the early mover advantage and start bringing new hires on board before the market gets too hot. Here are a few benefits of doing so.

Establish Your Company as an Industry Leader

When you make moves early on, candidates will see you as an industry leader. This can put you in a position where people who are interested in expanding their careers in your industry seek you out as an employer. It will also have a positive impact on your overall employer brand as a company that is one step ahead of the competition. This will draw some of the industry’s top talent into your candidate pool.

Tap Into Talent First

You will also get access to the top talent in your industry before your competitors do. When you make moves to hire new employees early on, you’ll get the first pick of available candidates. This means you’ll get “first dibs” on experienced candidates who know the industry. Not to mention, candidates will hear about and see your job postings before any others in the industry.

Learn What Candidates Want

Once you tap into the talent available in your industry, you can get a feel for what candidates want from their employers. For instance, many employees are looking for better benefits packages after the pandemic. Many are also seeking out more flexibility in the workplace, paid time off, and competitive salaries. Having the ability to sit down with candidates and discuss their needs and wants can be key in finding the best talent for your team. When you have the early mover advantage, you’ll know what employees in your industry are looking for.

Make a Strong Impression

As an employer, you can make a strong impression on candidates when you are one of the first in the industry to make a move. Just like they are trying to make a good impression on you, you should be trying to make an impression on them. As an early mover, you can take a little more time to get to know the candidates, communicate effectively, and provide a great onboarding experience. All of this will help improve your employer brand.

Better Control Your Resources

Last but not least, you can have better control over your resources when you begin making moves early. It gives you more time to organize, find the right people, and utilize all the tools at your disposal. You will also be able to better control expenses and other resource-related hiring factors, such as recruiting, onboarding, and training. Being an early mover will also give you the benefit of being organized in performing these hiring duties so that no time is wasted.

We Can Help You Get a Headstart on Hiring

If you want to get a headstart in your hiring, working with a staffing agency is a great move. Let the recruiters at Top Notch Personnel help you.