These days, many recruiting firms have a dirty little secret: They find candidates in the same ways and in the same places you find them. They’ll check LinkedIn, they’ll use Indeed, they’ll access Monster and CareerBuilder tools, just as you would. There are no longer any magical proprietary databases that hold treasure troves of job candidates that can’t be accessed by anyone else.
Companies continue to look for ways to make sure the talented employees they hire become onboarded and then engaged in the company’s values as soon as possible in that first year.
It’s never been more important for your company to refine its core values. With competition for top talent heating up, these values will make or break your recruiting and retention efforts. They’ll help determine who is attracted to your jobs and, if your values are authentically grounded in your company’s culture, they’ll help ensure your new recruits will be valuable team members for a long time.
It’s not going to get easier, folks. The talent gap that we’re facing in today’s workforce, specifically in tech and engineering, is going to get wider and wider with no end in sight.