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A growing economy means great news…for employees. For the employers, this can cause frustration because it means the pool of qualified candidates has shrunk, leaving HR managers searching for employees whom they just can’t find. Fortunately, you do have several options open to you.

  • Reconsider your criteria. Many employers require employees with specific years of experience and refuse to deviate or even consider anyone with less than what they ask for. Doing so cuts you off from candidates who may have less experience, but when looking at the whole picture, have done amazing things with their time and come with excellent recommendations. Therefore, as you search, you may want to widen your criteria, looking at a bigger picture to get a better idea of the candidates before narrowing down your list.
  • Brand yourself well. Many employees leave companies not just for better money (although that may well be a consideration), but for a better culture. If you see your industry going through a change, work with it and see how you can pivot to meet new demands of the market; then promote those changes as a way you’ve chosen to innovate. The younger generation of employees want to be part of something dynamic where they can make their mark. The company that knows how to market itself this way may well gain candidates who weren’t actively looking but like what they see as your mission.
  • Work with a recruiter! If you want the stress, time and energy of going through the hiring process off your plate, look no further than a qualified staffing agency such as PrideStaff Thousand Oaks/Ventura County. PrideStaff’s mission is bringing together qualified, vetted candidates with quality employers, either for temporary, temp-to-perm or permanent staffing needs. We live up to our name, taking pride in the fact that PrideStaff has earned the prestigious Best of Staffing Diamond Award for both clients and talent for eight consecutive years. The team at PrideStaff allows you to foster a relationship so no matter what your staffing needs entail, we have you covered.

PrideStaff knows how hard finding qualified candidates can be in this economy, especially when it simply isn’t part of your key focus. So, use these tips and give us a call so we can take on some of the burden by doing what we do best — finding the right candidates for you. Contact our local experienced recruiting professionals at PrideStaff Thousand Oaks – Ventura County today!

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