Local hiring market is now gone! Guess what! Today, your best people will be hired outside your geographical location.
Bradley Clark, who is both a recruitment leader and an actual entrepreneur himself. He’s the Co-Founder of Rectxt, a text recruiting platform, and after a long consulting career working with organizations like Samsung R&D, Boeing Labs, Plenty of Fish, Best Buy, he’s now leading recruitment at Article.
Being on both the front line and talking to a number of companies and recruiters, with COVID and Work from anywhere - he’s seeing this rapidly emerging trend of where top local talent is getting scooped up from outside the market.
Today we are discussing:
- Why your local talent pool will continue to dry up
- How to counter this trend and give your company a competitive edge
- Candidate experience is consumer behavior. People do have a lot of buying power right now. With remote, you are able to buy anywhere right now.
- Hiring local talent is now more competitive. Remote work will decimate your local hiring market. Already seeing it happen. Organizations say - work anywhere! Precedence to work anywhere led by tech giants.
Why is this important to the company?
- The best people in your local area, are going to be out of your market
- Transactional market/process will out bid you!
- Disrupt smaller markets
- Local discount is over
- Work from home has opened the flood gates
Adjust your mindset and start adjusting your processes:
- Focus on growing your own talent
- Finding ways to build your own people
- Making them committed to you
- Rewards & recognition (your cool office, and office based perks are no longer valuable, mental health is important)
- Focus on Keeping them
- What the work looks like and the meaning of that work
- Flexibility & shift to output based
- Interview process as a promoter rather than a bouncer
- Mindshift change
- Rather than no… who do I say yes to?
- Speed & decisiveness
- Pre-interview process
- Understanding what the problem really is that they are trying to solve.
- What skills are needed to solve that problem
- Define what the person is really needed to do
- You need to be able to identify the “what and why”
- Interview process
- Focus on the “how & when”
- Selling the problem, how it is good for them
- Identify people that want to be a Big fish in a small pond
- Be decisive
- Improve both the Speed of communication and keeping an open channel of communication. Get off email, this is why we created Rectxt.
- Whats in it for me (not you) needs to be all you are con
- Understand they’re no longer competing locally for top talent, so they’ll have to change to compete (business can’t be the same as always)
- Interview well with knowing what you want, then be decisive
- if/ when possible grow your own talent, then do everything you can to keep them
LinkedIn: Bradley Clark