As much as we don’t want to admit it, sometimes there are just those jobs that nobody wants. But these positions still have to be filled nonetheless. Here are three ways to make these jobs more desirable and find a qualified candidate.
1. Be Transparent About the Position
Some employers get themselves in trouble by overlooking the negatives aspects of a job and “sugar-coating” it. And this is understandable. When it’s clear there’s minimal interest, it’s a logical move to attempt to dress it up and make the job into something it isn’t. But this is problematic for two main reasons.
First, you may end up wasting a lot of time recruiting because many candidates will back out once they learn more during an interview. And even if you do make a hire, you’re likely to experience an ultra-high turnover rate and must start back from square one. That’s why it’s important to be transparent about a position and set realistic expectations right from the start.
2. Be Clear About the Benefits
Like any other type of job, there will be both pros and cons, so you’ll want to make it clear what specific advantages come with employment. Maybe you pay more than similar competitors in your area. Maybe you have an amazing culture where you emphasize employee recognition. Or maybe there’s a big opportunity for internal promotion and career advancement. Whatever the case, you should be able to make even the most undesirable position more appealing by fully explaining the perks.
3. Get Help from a Staffing Agency
Another effective strategy is partnering with a staffing agency and letting them fill a job for you. These companies are professionals that have an in-depth understanding of your industry, extensive networks, and know-how to find the most talented candidates. They’ll work with you to pinpoint the exact knowledge, skills and experience you’re looking for and expedite the hiring process significantly. If recruiting isn’t your forte, this is a smart move to make.
As an employer, there’s a good chance that at some point you’ll find yourself with a vacant position that nobody wants. Following the three tips above should help you address the situation and find a suitable candidate more quickly.
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