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The Great… Opportunity.
Whether you are calling it, “The Great Resignation,” the “Great Reshuffle”, or the “Great Realization” … it’s evident to all there is GREAT change at hand in our world and the way we do business. In an effort to make sense of all the seismic shifts, we’ve tried to put a face to the name. So what are you to do if you are a business owner or an employee looking to figure this all out …
Let’s start at point one, why are people resigning? The pandemic left workers thinking about a lot of things, like what they want out of work, their expectations from the workplace, their balance of both professional and personal life, not to mention their own well-being both physically and mentally. The opportunity to work from home became just that, an opportunity to see a different side of work outside of the everyday blue or white collar predictability. Shift over to the business side and there you have the same opportunity, the opportunity to rethink your business model, quickly pivot, and to see who is really a team player producing results. Priorities changed and the necessities were taken into account. Pair the two and you have, well at least what we think, The Great Opportunity.
Yes, we said opportunity because now more than ever there is a demand to really get innovative about the way you go about your business. If your business does not have a web presence or is not on social media, it’s a must do ASAP! From attracting clients to candidates for your job postings, you need to be able to connect with the masses! You want to show up virtually, especially as remote work models are becoming more and more common. With so much talent drifting off, how do you attract the right candidates for the roles you need? Transparency is a great place to start. The specifics of what you do and do not want out of your candidate, visible pay structure, and timeliness can all help land you great superstars. Getting specific means saying what you want out of a candidate and what you don’t. Keeping your job posting somewhat contained is also smart, the key is getting to the conversation and that gut intuition that tells you they are the one. To provide a pay structure is equally important as you aim to make the best use of everyone’s time. Lastly, timeliness … if you are interviewing a lot of candidates be clear about the timing of the process. You may miss out on the perfect candidate only by not noting your timeline and gathering theirs. For the newly resigned job seeker, the ability to have a social presence is just as important as a business. You can cut through the inundated email inbox and get social with hiring professionals on networks like LinkedIn. This is where “out of the box” thinking is necessary to land that next role that fits your new normal!