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Gain the Skills to Find Skilled Talent

by Pat Collopy on Jan 24, 2017 1:22:05 PM

Landing great people is key to any company’s success and profitability. Yet, according to the Aberdeen Group, 79 percent of companies are experiencing a shortage of highly skilled workers. With the job market heating up as we enter 2017, your business could be in for a challenging stretch.

Fortunately, there are things you can start doing today to improve your prospects of finding prospects.

First, join us Thursday, Feb. 9th at 1 PM for our free web seminar, “Recruiting & Hiring Great Employees.” You’ll walk away with lots of ideas on how to identify and hire great talent. Register now.

In the meantime, here are some things to consider:

Get ahead of the pay transparency curve. We’re seeing a greater push from policymakers to close the gender pay gap and increase pay disclosure based on race and ethnicity. Having a clear salary strategy will prepare you to answer job seekers’ questions.

Put HR data to work for you. There are easy to use, low-cost analytics tools that can help you gain valuable insights and determine action steps. Dedicated Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) technology can help you source talent. Let us bring you up to speed on software to improve hiring, performance management and engagement.

Expand your candidate reach through social media. Promote your brand and unique culture by regularly participating on social media channels (not just LinkedIn). Use social recruiting technology to collect info on potential candidates.

Evaluate your salary offerings. We’re finally seeing a rise in wage growth. Make sure you stay competitive in a tight market. At least once a year, review current market wages.

Focus on traditional core benefits. This year is expected to bring a shift from flashy benefits packages to a focus on more traditional core benefits like health insurance, 401ks and paid time off. Learn how your benefits stack up.

If you have any questions on how Human Capital Management (HCM) can help you attract and retain talent, email us at or call 866-658-8800.


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