Competition for the best workers has never been fiercer, but several key strategies can give you an edge in hiring. Start by spreading the word, through social media, marketing materials, and word-of-mouth, that your organization is a great place to work. Make your employees your best recruiters; consider offering rewards and prizes for productive referrals. Be honest about compensation; but also stress any unique or popular benefits you offer.
Think about a new work paradigm. Consider hiring part-time or gig workers. Simplify job applications, and use tools such as video interviewing to speed up the application process. Stick to the essential questions in the early stages.
Local schools make great partners. Build relationships with high schools and colleges. Offer paid internships, have team leaders teach classes or present programs, and advertise your job openings on campus. This is a great way to start building a steady talent pipeline. It enables potential workers to learn about your company, your industry, and why they should consider seeking employment with you.