2020 has changed a lot of things about how we do business. With the new job landscape in mind, you may have to adjust your hiring strategies to find equilibrium in the new normal. Whether you’ll be returning to the office or keeping up with remote work, there are a few things you can do to adjust as we enter 2021. Most importantly, there are frameworks and support networks in place that can give you the tools you need to succeed in the New Year. Here are three ways you can adapt to the new normal moving forward.
Adjust Pay Rates
There are several factors affecting pay rates moving forward. Throughout the pandemic, many people lost jobs but qualified for increased unemployment benefits through the CARES act. And while there are debates about the subject, if someone is earning more money on unemployment than they would at a new job, they aren’t likely to accept an offer. There are also increased concerns about health and safety in the workplace, so adjusting pay rates accordingly may help attract talent moving forward.
Lure the Purple Squirrel
In the world of recruiting, there has long been this concept of “The Purple Squirrel.” Just like saying someone is a unicorn, it means an almost mythical level candidate. Right now, individuals who hadn’t been on the market are currently available, so take advantage of that talent. Retool your hiring strategies and create employer branding that will attract these performers to your company. You want to target people who want to work with you, and you demonstrate that with your culture.
Partner with A Staffing Agency
Of course, you don’t have to do it alone. Partnering with a staffing agency can provide you with access to qualified employees from all over the region when you’re ready to make your next hiring decision. You can outsource all or part of your hiring process, giving you the freedom to focus on other aspects of your business. A recruiting partner will source and prescreen only the most qualified candidates, so you’re choosing from the very best.
Do you want to partner with an agency that can help you thrive in 2021?
Call Meador Staffing today.