The biggest challenge since March, 2020—for both employers and executive search firms like HCCP—has been finding, attracting, hiring, and retaining talent. As someone who has recruited talent for over 25 years, I have never seen challenges like those we have been experiencing since the start of the pandemic.
My advice to all my clients is to think outside the box when recruiting talent. You can no longer recruit the way you did in 2019 and must think about different ways to attract and retain talent. I hope you find my suggestions useful as you begin to think outside YOUR box when recruiting talent.
- Engage with your employees
- Ensure your starting salaries are competitive
- Implement an employee referral program
- Consider a signing bonus
- Pay for training courses at trade schools, community colleges or universities
- Develop a flexible work schedule
- Improve your internal recruiting processes
Recruiting will never go back to the way it was in 2019. What employers are experiencing now is indeed the new normal. Yes, you may fill your open positions, but to find the right talent, you must be willing to think differently and be willing to implement some new approaches.
I’d like to take a moment to thank our clients and our partners for all you have done to support our Executive Search practice. While we have all had to adjust and make compromises to our hiring processes, we have, in fact, adapted. As an understatement, “Hiring and retaining the right people has become more competitive than ever.”
During these last 18 months, Human Capital Consulting Partners has proudly filled over 25 key positions at manufacturing, healthcare, engineering, and other industry-leading firms throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region. Some of our clients have included:
AllSpire Health Partners: Senior Project Manager, Healthcare Systems and Senior Project Manager, Marketing
ARC Manufacturing: EVP and Chief Operating Officer
The Bullen Companies: Plant Manager and Lab Manager
CLEAN-FLO International: Operations Manager
Dunmore International Corporation: Plant Manager
In addition, we have continued to grow our Strategic Alliance Partnership with DVIRC, connecting us to small and medium-size manufacturers in the five counties that comprise the Greater Philadelphia region.
I sincerely hope that you continue to follow our articles. In case you missed it, here is a recent customer success story, which details how we helped ARC Manufacturing fill a pivotal role and start their transition process—all during the pandemic.
Best wishes for a great upcoming holiday season and a prosperous new year! Thank you for all of your support during these last 18 months and I look forward to working with you in the years ahead.”