So many businesses and hiring managers struggle today to find quality candidates, for a variety of reasons. However, when asked, many candidates today claim the reason they shy away from many companies is because of what they offer, or lack of offers. This leaves many hiring managers asking what do candidates want?
Candidates are looking for businesses that think outside the box in relation to what they offer. Because work-life balance has become so important and popular, the more creative you are with your incentives and benefits, the more candidates you will attract. Here are the most common incentives and benefits candidates are searching for today:
- As mentioned, work-life balance is critical to many candidates today, therefore, if you do not offer any type of remote work options, or flexible scheduling, you will lose a large percentage of candidates today. If you have never considered offering these before, you might wish to reconsider.
- Financial security is important to many candidates today, therefore, if you are able to offer some creative benefits to help their financial wellbeing, you have a better chance of attracting them to your open positions. You might consider matching 401k’s, student loan assistance programs, or even debt consolidation programs.
- Cultural fit is important to candidates today. They are looking to work for companies that foster and help build relationships. Simple things such as posting information on your social media about your company outings, parties, or how you support positive relationships will give you an A+ in many candidate’s eyes.
- Candidates today are looking for companies where they will be able to grow and expand. Depending on their career goals, you will need to offer support and resources to allow them to do that.
There is no need to struggle in finding quality candidates today. It is important that you understand and give candidates what they want. Consider offering some of these suggestions above and then look at the quality candidates you get to choose from.
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