The circuit breaker measures put in place by the government to contain the spread of COVID-19 have taken a toll on many business revenues. Many business leaders have taken necessary and painful steps to keep their businesses running productively, while others have chosen to lay off staffers and turned to outsourced providers such as accounting and bookkeeping services. Plenty of businesses have had to cut down on non-essential operations and maintain a lean team to keep afloat.
What people may not know about businesses is that a lean team can be excellent, but a productive lean team can offer so much more. Such teams are made up of amazing talents and committed team members. However, during tough economic times, it can be difficult to attract the best talent.
However, that doesn’t mean that it is not possible to attract these talents. Here are a few ways to help you get started on recruitment.
1. Host a virtual ‘open house’
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, many businesses are unable to host an open house or a job fair at the company’s office. However, thanks to the power of the internet’s reach, you can still create a fun way for talented individuals to know more about your company.
Post job ads on recruitment websites and you can share specific interesting facts about the company that may not be well-known to the general public. Share it on your social media and make the content more engaging. For instance, you can profile or interview one of your longest-serving staffers to share their testimony on working with your company. Encourage the sharing of your post so people they have a higher chance of discovering your ad. Through interaction, great talents can learn more about your company and contact you to show their interest.
2. Make use of social media
Social media is swiftly taking over as the preferred online platform for interactions. When you maintain credible social media profiles for your business and encourage employees to share their experiences on these pages, your company’s reach, credibility and appeal will grow. This is when meaningful conversations can start to build around the organisation, and good talents will start to take notice.
You can also make use of any existing groups on platforms where your company has set up. For example, using LinkedIn to discover good talents with desired experiences for your company.
3. Showcase your leaders’ expertise
Business leaders’ opinions are highly regarded in the relevant industry. One way to showcase your leaders’ expertise is to encourage them to make an appearance as speakers during professional events.
They can also publish articles from within their professional circles. As they sharpen their knowledge and begin to interact with others, they can help your business develop high esteem and credibility. This makes it simpler and easier for your company to attract other top talents as they can see that your business leaders are knowledgeable on the industry they’re in.
4. Put your people first
When you truly care for your employees, they will display the same compassion and concern for one another and your clients. You get to develop a healthy workplace that thrives on trust and respect for all individuals. Work towards protecting that work culture in the office. Nowadays, there are also websites that promote employer reviews and focus on areas like employee happiness and job satisfaction. Word will get out and eventually, people will hear. Like-minded, talented people who believe in your culture and mission will come knocking on your door.
At Ackenting Group, we can ensure that you take the right step forward for your company. Sourcing for good talents can be difficult during these times, but it is not impossible. We’re here to help your business with SME accounting services, financial reporting, as well as essential tax accounting services to emerge financially stronger in the future.
If you require any assistance on accounting services, feel free to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at +65-66358767. At Ackenting Group, we offer a complimentary 30 minutes online consultation for us to better understand your business requirements.