February 03, 2022
At Precision People, we are diverse. Our talents are multi-faceted, our record of success is remarkable, and our goal is to help you recruit the best people for your team. Given our 18 years of experience as a highly successful and always innovative engineering recruitment agency, we have learned which mistakes are often made and how they can be avoided.
All About You
While there are plenty of jobhunters searching for employment at any one time, it can be tempting to let hubris take over and let only a short job description get approval for the many job sites online. While the hiring process can be costly and time-consuming, it is also vital. What also bears crucial importance is how much you see from the potential candidate’s perspective. A well-written job advert will be detailed and appeal to the skilled engineer’s way of thinking.
A Lack of Detail
To attract the right calibre of engineers, you need to ensure you convey your company as exciting, challenging and filled with opportunities for progression. An engineer tends to be goal-oriented and focused on the future, so if your job description is short and lacks depth, the ambitious engineer full of initiative will simply seek out another company.
Some companies think being shrewd about the benefits you can offer will attract people with a better work ethic, or they want to test potential candidates. However, with the skills gap still prevalent in the UK job market today, employers cannot afford to play puppeteer with potential employees. Contrary to popular belief, a talented engineer would be more likely to pursue an opportunity with you if you have competitive benefits and convey them openly because they know they are in-demand. If you don’t offer what they are looking for, they will simply look elsewhere.
If you would like to streamline the hiring process and benefit from expert outsider help, please contact our team today.