Time to make a move?
Overworked, underpaid. Challenged or motivated? The economy is picking up, and our view from the recruiter’s chair is a positive one for candidates.
As recruitment budgets thaw, job seekers will have more power when choosing that next role, having the tools at your fingertips to research the values, employees and opinions of your prospective companies well before the interview stage. But how will you define your decision criteria for your next move?
Our advice is simple. Think carefully about what’s important to you. For many candidates salary is no longer the main driver, with many of our job seekers looking for career progression and development, project innovation and technical challenge as the next step. Strong Employer Brands are also topping the wishlist for job seekers. Businesses are becoming increasingly transparent so take the time to visit their website, social media feeds and employer recommendation sites like Glass Door. It’s never been easier to access information on your prospective employer so take advantage of the opportunity.
Are you feeling valued?
As the war for talent heats up, retention remains a hot topic for many businesses. Attractive employers recognise the benefits and potential of a strong retention strategy. Not only will you benefit through salary, bonuses, career growth and development but employers will gain a more loyal, productive and efficient team for their business.
How does your employer measure up?
Here’s 5 ways to kick start your next career search
1) Think about what motivates you and approach companies that match your values
2) Plug into prospective company social networks and listen to the conversation
3) Get visible to employers by posting on your social media channels
4) Update your LinkedIn profile with specific key words
5) Consider fixed term or interim opportunities with your target companies