Take steps now, to improve your talent search success going forward.
With competition for tech and Cloud talent at an all time high, organisations need to make sure their Talent solutions strategies are right. There are many resources to help research appropriate salary offers, such as CWJobs, JobServe, TotalJobs and, best of all, LinkedIn. However, while salary is an important factor, it isn’t necessarily the decisive one.
So what steps should you be taking now to improve your talent search success going forward?
Consider the other significant priorities common amongst cloud computing practitioners (over and above salary) and shout about them in your job listings.
Values and culture – The ethics and policies of their employers and a work culture which embraces and encourages diversity, inclusion, environmental responsibility and social justice is far more attractive than a company which is perceived to be pursuing profit without compassion.
Personal and professional development – A job is no longer just a job. It is part of a delicate work-life balance which candidates expect to contribute in positive ways to their well-being and their future. They spend vast amounts of their time at work so they are looking
for more than remuneration.
Flexible/Remote working – Even before the covid-19 lockdowns, flexible working hours were becoming popular. The events of the past two years have shown that remote working, while not perfect, is entirely feasible. The sky did not fall in. So offering a mix of flexitime and remote working is becoming practically standard.
Look for more than just technical expertise; soft skills are just as important.
Skills to look for include strong communication, organisation, creativity, analytical and critical thinking, as well as persistence and determination. A candidate with these skills can have a huge impact on the development and success of your project.
Make sure you have support and regular communication processes in place
between you and your contractors.
The pandemic has undoubtedly had one of the biggest impacts on mental health and well being that we have ever seen. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) reported in 2021 that we are seeing an increase of more than double the number of adults experiencing depression than before the pandemic, from 10% to 21%.
The working landscape has changed as we know it, and shows no sign of ever returning to how it was, with more and more people working from home and planning to continue to do so, especially contractors. This means, with staff working remotely organisations must ensure they have the right support functions in place to be able to notice the signs that
someone may not be coping, with regular check ins and video calls scheduled.
It isn't always easy to construct a truly competitive, irresistible and also affordable offer which is why Regal Cloud offers expert advice and guidance on how to put together packages that will enhance your cloud talent acquisition. As we talk to employers and candidates every day, we have gathered the experience and intelligence to help you rise above the fierce competition. We are experts in the cloud IT market and we use state-of-the-art Talent solutions technology to streamline and accelerate the process of hiring the very best talent to fill these increasingly important roles.
Contact us today to find out how we can help. Call 020 8004 9877.