Standing out in the current labour market

The 2023 labour market is robust. There was a very high number of new job postings in the beginning months of 2023. Good news for candidates! There are plenty of vacancies to be filled for those in search of a new job or career path. Therefore, it’s a good time to be looking for a new job, to open up new opportunities, and boost pay.

On the other hand, it’s a little more challenging for businesses in competing for those top-tier candidates. This is where it may be a good idea to outsource to a professional recruiter. As a result, you are presented with the best candidates to fit your role. In addition to this, you don’t have to waste time and money on job adverts or unsuitable candidates.

How businesses looking to hire can stand out in the current labour market

Present your business with a positive brand identity

Regarding the current labour market, there are several job vacancies to fill meaning you need to stand out. Just as there’s competition for those applying for the roles, there’s competition for those offering the roles. So what can you do to stand out in the labour market and attract top-tier candidates?

Company culture is a big consideration for candidates when deciding on whether to accept a job offer. It is likely a job seeker will not accept your job offer if your values do not align with their own.

If as a company you have received negative feedback from previous employees, this could deter your ideal candidates.

Offer Benefits

In today’s age, when it comes to searching for a job, candidates aren’t only interested in money. There are several factors they take into consideration including flexibility, personal development, and company culture.

To meet the criteria job seekers are looking for, you need to consider what you’re willing to offer. Following the pandemic, many workers became accustomed to flexibility in hours and hybrid working. This could be a factor to consider when looking to hire.

Personal development is also of high importance to candidates. Job seekers will be more likely to accept a job offer if there is opportunity for growth. Also offering employee training and skill development is a good way of demonstrating you support your employee’s growth.

How candidates in search of a job can stand out in the current labour market

Be Transparent

It’s understandable that when looking for a new job, you are likely to apply to more than one role. However, it’s important to be transparent with the companies that offer you a role you do not wish to take.

Ghosting a business completely can give you a bad reputation. It may also burn bridges if a different role that suited you were to come up in the future.

Don’t be afraid to thank an employer for the opportunity but politely decline a job offer. If anything, this could give the company feedback as to what they could improve in their hiring process.

Develop your skills

It’s always a good idea to work on your professional growth and personal development. Whether this is taking a course online or doing something to develop your skills, this will only have a positive impact on your professional life. This demonstrates to employers that you are willing to go the extra mile. Additionally, this could open new opportunities you may have otherwise not been presented with.

Don’t forget about your soft skills! Transferrable skills like good communication and critical thinking can be highly desirable to employers. It’s important to highlight these within your interviews as they could be an influence as to whether you land the role.

Why utilise a recruitment agency?

How we can help

Here at Medsolve, our goal is simply to provide the best possible service to our clients and candidates alike.

We are transparent in our approach and always aim to exceed expectations.

If you have a vacancy or are looking for a new role then please get in touch!

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