The recruitment and job process has changed and job vacancies in Australia are at a record high – by more than 2.5% – according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. There is an abundance of jobs across Australia that are still unfilled even after the lift in lockdowns and the labour shortage is making business owners who are searching for staff nervous.
As a nation, we can’t expect everything to go back to normal straight away, too much has changed. These things take time, but slowly the economy will recover and everything will get back on track. But business owners need employees now in order to help Australia’s economy get moving again, unfortunately they are having a lot of trouble finding workers to hire because so many jobs and careers have been disrupted by the pandemic and the lockdowns.
With the COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns at an end, the Australian Government has said they are confident of a strong rebound in the Australian labour market. But what can our leaders, bosses and employers do to strengthen their chances of drawing in a strong workforce and skilled and experienced employees? It can seem like a daunting task, but leaders must step up when it comes to recruiting and inspiring people to take a position in their company. Good leaders must remain positive as we continue to move forwards towards a post-pandemic future and embrace changes that the job market is bringing.
At the moment, employees are looking for security and a stable job at a decent company, especially if they were one of the ones to lose their job during the pandemic. At the end of the day, people aren’t just looking for a job, they are looking for a company with good leaders to empower them to build up their skills and experience. The lockdowns have been hard on employees, as well as employers, so if you offer stable employment with decent fair wages and peddle an irresistible company – you should have no trouble finding workers.
So how can leaders achieve success when it comes to the evolving recruitment process.
- Work on your company’s brand and workplace culture because employees are looking for stability and security. If your business is well known for being a fantastic place to work, you’ll have workers flocking to you in droves.
- You must offer fair wages. Your employees need to pay the rent, bills and provide for their family, if they don’t get decent wages from your business, you can be sure they will look elsewhere.
- Employees love to feel appreciated and rewarded for their efforts. Offer training and opportunities to develop their skills in order to rise higher in the ranks with your business.
- Be a leader that they can look up to. Employees want to work for someone who will empower them and be empathic.
- Be flexible when it comes to working conditions – offer the opportunity to work part-time from home.
Great leaders need to embrace change when it comes to the job market, not run from it. Amongst the changing and evolving recruitment process – be the best leader you can be.
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