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Recruiting in a Recession: How Staffing Agencies Can Help You Adapt to the Changing Job Market

The working world has changed dramatically since 2020 and the pandemic. Not only did people have to deal with being laid off and unemployed, but WFH (work from home) became the new norm. It seems as though many would rather stay at home and work remotely than go into an office. Returning to the workforce after being out of it for a year or more can be daunting. So, how does a company navigate finding skilled workers when the way employees operate has changed so dramatically? Staffing agencies may be the best option to further assist in the transition.

How Staffing Agencies Can Help You Adapt

Know What You Want

When you are looking to hire new employees, you have to know precisely what you want and what you need. Being specific and definitive will narrow the pool to those best suited for the position. Additionally, if there are candidates who have not worked since the pandemic began, they may be nervous. Yet, if the groundwork for what the company wants is laid perfectly, they can check the boxes. Then, they can decide if they have the skills to move forward with the application process. If the description is all over the place, it gives the candidate less faith that they can proceed with the application process.

Make The Company Look Appealing

If you make your company look desirable and appealing, it becomes more exciting for candidates. They may want to step out of their comfort zones and find something that makes them want to apply. Leaving their homes for work can be intimidating for those who have not been in an office for a few years. Yet, if this office environment creates a draw for candidates, that will help broaden the applicant pool. A bigger pool means more to choose from, and you never know what skills someone could have that could be the best asset to your team.

Understand The Climate

Realize that the world is now a different place than pre-pandemic. People have set up home offices and are used to working from home. So, if there is a way to have a limited amount of remote or hybrid positions, this could, again, further open up the pool of applicants. It is all about finding the best candidates for the job, no matter how that is done. This may require changing the job structure a bit, but it might be worth it in the long run.

Finding The Right People

It is all about finding the right and best candidates for the job in the simplest way possible. That is where MBS Pro Staffing can come in and take the guesswork out of hiring. We can do the heavy lifting so that you can get the best candidates to add to your team. All you have to do is contact us to get the process started. Are you ready to start the journey?

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