There is certainly a pandemic happening right now. And there is also certainly a recession happening, as well.
And because of that recession, some companies and organizations have laid off a certain number of their workers. Or put them on furlough. Still other employers have instituted hiring freezes for the foreseeable future.
Considering the circumstances in which we find ourselves, all of this seems to make sense. After all, this is what has happened during the past several recessions, and we might see more layoffs before the end of 2020.
However, despite all of this, one thing is still evident. That one thing is that the right talent is more valuable than ever. You might think that it’s not, considering the current environment. However, the fact of the matter is that it’s more valuable because of the environment we’re in.
Why is that? Below are three reasons why this is the case:
#1—The need to solve problems is greater than ever.
Superstar candidates (and employees) excel at solving problems. That’s part of what makes them superstars. The pandemic is throwing an unprecedented amount of problems at employers, and the urgency to solve these problems is great.
Yes, we’re in a recession, and yes, resources are tight. But if you want to do more with less as an organization, you need top talent and stellar candidates in the marketplace. An investment in the right personnel is the best investment that you can make.
#2—Your competition may be sitting on the sidelines.
The best time to go after top talent is when your competition is not, and there’s a good chance that’s the case right now. Many employers are in “hunker down” mode, and as a result, they’re not considering hiring. That’s bad for them, but good for you!
Unfortunately, there are some superstar job candidates who are not even looking for new employment opportunities. Consequently, you’ll have to proactively reach out to them and recruit them. But in the end, it will be worth it.
#3—This is a great opportunity to brand yourself as an “employer of choice.”
Employer branding is still important, even though we’re in the middle of a pandemic. In fact, just like hiring the right talent is more important than ever, so is employer branding. That’s because one leads to the other.
If your organization is able to brand itself as an “employer of choice,” especially during a crisis situation like this one, top talent will take notice. All candidates, especially the best ones, want to work for the best companies, those that lead instead of follow. What can you do to become that type of company, if you’re not already?
The bottom line is that hiring the right talent is more important than ever in this current environment. And partnering with the right recruiting firm can help you hire that talent.
If you’re looking to hire exceptional candidates, then we invite you to connect with our team today and see what The Doepker Group can do for your organization.
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