Qualithoughts by: Ron Lee, Talent Acquisition Lead, Q2 HR Solutions
Recruitment has got to be one of the most flexible facets of the HR field. It has to flow with the times so that it can keep up with the current industry. Recruiters should be able to follow what is currently happening at the moment so that they could co-relate this to the success or growth of the business. When it comes to finding the right people, there is more to candidate experience and satisfaction. There will always be other factors that should be considered when you are looking for top-tier candidates to fill a certain position.
One of the most important ways to boost your consumer-centered business is to grow your brand. The best way to gain your place in the industry is by gaining visibility in possibly any outlet that you can think of. One famous strategy is that of Jollibee and McDonald’s. These two giants go head to head when it comes to advertising their business. If you would notice, they would make advertisements or short commercials that is very much in line with a certain occasion. For example, Jollibee recently made various segments for Valentine’s Day of 2017 and social media raved about the commercials for days. Branding is very important to your industry and this will not only increase your visibility but this will also make your brand marketable for possible and future candidates in the future.
Take Facebook and Apple for example, Millennials nowadays have a certain thrill to work for companies that they can contribute their ideas to. Although it’s been noted that Millennials have a habit of jumping from one work to another, Facebook and other social media platforms exude the particular idea of being open to suggestions and is very much rooted to the growth of their companies. The reason why Facebook has grown its company size and has even branched out to different locations is that they have used their platform to increase their brand, therefore further increasing visibility and then greatly attracting the right people for the job.
When you’re working with a certain product, it’s best that you put that into a certain ideal so that your consumers can relate to it even further. Keep in mind that consumers can also be your next candidates. Be aware of your company’s culture and values and use any visible platform so that you can market your company even further into the industry.
A very familiar face in the FMCG and Pharmaceutical Social Media Recruitment Space, Ron Lee has recruited for the top multinational companies bearing the pride of best work-places globally. As an alter ego, he is an HR Business Partner, passionate about the global trends in Supply Chain, Human Resources, Finance and Brand Management.