Seven out of 10 companies are actively recruiting beyond a "limited" capacity.
Many organizations are ready to hire, but a significant number of them are ill-equipped to recruit effectively, according to recent research from Allied Van Lines. Given that Allied is all about moving people, part of the survey does focus on relocation issues. However, the research also covers a broader range of key topics and reveals that few human resources professionals consider their company's recruitment efforts highly successful. Even with a strong recruitment program supporting them, employers admit that they lose a significant share of top candidates for open positions. Businesses that remain behind the curve here risk losing their edge in what's emerging as a highly competitive market. "Recruiting incentives could be stronger, and relocation packages could do more to address some key areas of concern among candidates," says Jeff Knapton, vice president of marketing for Allied Van Lines. "In addition, companies are not using all the recruiting tools that they could, including social media. These findings suggest a tremendous opportunity for companies wishing to differentiate themselves in a competitive environment." About 500 HR professionals in the U.S. took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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