How can you become an employer of choice?
Given that 45% of people want to work flexibly, but only 8% of job adverts offer any kind of definition around flexibility, this is an opportunity for change. Many companies already offer different working arrangements, such as core hours or working from home, and should be open about this to help both attract and retain staff. Consider candidate experience; our research shows that 80% of candidates have never been asked their opinion about the recruitment process. Don’t just talk to the person who gets the job, ask people on the shortlist and even candidates discarded early. Only one person gets the job, but there might be hundreds of applicants, and you may want some of those people for other jobs. Have you ever applied for one of your own jobs? Put yourself in applicants’ shoes: fill in the forms, do the psychometric tests and map the process to identify potential improvements.