According to stats from Australia’s leading employment marketplace, SEEK, there are currently over 235,000 jobs being advertised — more than at any other time in its 25-year history. Job applications are down to their lowest levels since 2011, which means employers are experiencing competition for talent like never before - and this is why having a recruitment strategy in place is essential.
Did you know? Start-ups need to be spending at least 40-50% of the week hiring when in scale-up mode whilst maintaining business growth
“Hiring bad eggs can impact your ability to hire top talent in the future.”
– Greg Brockman, CTO Stripe
Get the right people on board from the get-go using a solid strategy. Start planning with this guide.
Startups are booming in Australia, and that means fierce competition for top talent.
If you're competing in that market, it's not enough to place a few ads on job-seeking websites - you need a comprehensive hiring strategy. The startups that succeed do so because they take a strategic approach to hiring. They know who they are, where they’re going, and what they can offer to candidates.
Why it's important to know who you are - you’re clear on who you are and what you stand for, the right people will want to work for you. Think beyond clichés, ask the right questions, and build your story
The importance of sharing your story - people will buy into a vision they believe in and which matches their own values
Why it's essential to decide who you want, and why - take your time. Hiring too quickly can lead to bringing the wrong people on board, which will cost your bottom line, your culture, and your reputation
Where to find talent - here's where you get creative. Use your social networks, get out and network, leverage recruitment tech, and don't be afraid to outsource
How to set them up for success - streamline your recruitment processes, optimise job applications for mobile and online, and get back to candidates quickly. Make it personal and keep the lines of communication open
Getting recruitment right takes time, but if you have a strategy in place it'll go a lot easier, and you'll build a team that will ensure business success.