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Sourcing Strategies To Drive Successful Recruitment Outcomes

There's are a number of strategies for you to consider when sourcing staff, and with borders restrictions in place until further notice, methods for uncovering talent in our own backyard is more important than ever. Here are some steps you can do to uncover the next addition to your team:

  • Run an internal referral program - often your employees will know of other great people among their networks. Use your people to attract new talent to your team. If you are in a position to do so, offering monetary incentives such as cash bonuses or vouchers can be instrumental in the success of your referral program.
  • Invest time in your business's presence on social media. Posting and talking about your brand and job vacancies is a great way to engage with your following and get the message out there when you have job opportunities.  
  • Employment agencies like us that provide you with a dedicated account manager to recruit for the position. A good recruitment agency draws on multiple talent sources including their own specialist job board, a database of active and passive candidates, a network of colleagues, and can post jobs to external job boards on your behalf. 
  • Make sure your employment proposition stacks up.  Ask yourself and people across your organisation: What is it about us that will motivate a person to move from their current organisation?
    In our 2020 candidate & market insights survey we identified the top 3 factors influencing job change*:

Top 3 factors influencing job change (Australia)

  • Career Progression
  • Work-life balance
  • Location

Top 3 factors influencing job change (New Zealand)

  • Career Progression
  • Work-life balance
  • Management Style

Consider these factors when presenting your job opportunity. If you’re unsure how your proposition aligns against others in the market ask us for feedback - we’ll be more than happy to provide some insight and help wherever we can. 

Lastly, if you have a great team, work hard to retain them. Book performance reviews to understand their motivations and aspirations. Understanding the expectations of your people can help towards mitigating the risk of losing them.  

*These results are from our 2020 Market Insights Guide - keep your eyes peeled for our 2021 Guide out this July!