5 Reasons No One Wants To Work For Your Company Right Now
Alright, folks, it’s time for some tough love. Ever wondered why it feels like you’re pulling teeth trying to attract top talent to your company? Let’s peel back the curtain and take a look at some of the key reasons why your job postings might be receiving more tumbleweeds than applications.
1. You have a poor online presence
First off, let’s talk about your company’s online presence. In today’s digital age, your company’s website and social media profiles are like the front lawn of a house for sale. If the grass is overgrown, the paint is peeling, and there’s an eerie creaking gate, the most talented folks aren’t even going to step foot inside.
A poorly maintained online presence sends a message that your company doesn’t care about its image, and by extension, its employees.
2. They don’t know you exist
It would be hard for a person to apply to your company if they do not know you exist or what you can offer them as an employer, but so many companies simply do not know how to recruit effectively with enough visibility to get the word out. That is why so many companies when they are searching for marketing professionals or looking for forklift drivers, are turning to professional recruitment companies who can get the word out and who have access to the best employees in their respective fields. Visibility is vital!
3. Your company culture sucks
Next up, company culture! If your company culture is about as welcoming as a trip to Death Valley in August, then you are going to have a hard time filling those positions, and an even harder time filling them with the best possible employees in your industry.
Nobody wants to work in an environment where their colleagues are unfriendly or the management team are tyrants, so you need to make things as friendly, chilled, and professional as possible if you want to attract the talent you need to run your business as efficiently as possible.
4. There’s nowhere to go
Talented individuals are like sharks; they need to keep moving to survive. If your company doesn’t offer opportunities for its employees to learn, grow and move up the career ladder, then they probably won’t bother working for you at all, and if they do, they probably will not stick around for long because humans do not, by and large, want to stay stuck where they are.
Growth is vital to happiness and health, so be sure to build it into your business model, not only for your profits, but for your employees too.
5. It’s a dictatorship
If your business is run more like a dictatorship than a democracy, it is going to be off-putting, to say the least, for potential new recruits. Employees want to feel heard, appreciated, and respected, so not surprisingly, if they feel bullied, belittled and dismissed, they are not going to be happy and they will not want to work for you for long, if they ever do
Now you know what you might be doing wrong, you can turn things around and recruit whoever you need whenever you need. Good luck!