What does a job hunter look for in a business these days? A good salary? A challenging job? Perhaps a place in which they can develop their skills?

All three are attractive incentives for potential employees, but in a market that is becoming increasingly competitive, sometimes, even offering all three of things may not be enough to entice the creme dela creme of the talent pool over to your organisation.

No, today’s recruiter has to be able to prove that the workplace they are representing will not only offer rewards of a significant monetary value, but of a deeper value as well. Things such as a clear career path, promotion opportunities and friendly co-workers.

Sound do-able? Good, because we’re only just getting started!

Workplace benefits are a great way of proving how a business looks after their workforce. For example, on site gym facilities appeal to the health conscious and the time constrained, a subsidised cafe proves that employees are valued far more than the average customer, and flexible working hours demonstrate a level of trust and understanding between management and the frontline.

Right about now you might be thinking, this all sounds a bit expensive. Well fear not, managers who give employees a bit extra at the beginning are proven to reap the rewards later on. For example research by Regus found 70% of managers reported an increase in productivity after a shift to flexi-working.

Put into practice these ideas and you might just have the best of the best lining up to work for your company. Of course then you have the dilemma of choosing from the applicants!

If you find yourself in this position why not take a page out of Mark Zuckerberg’s book and follow his golden rule of recruitment which he revealed in an interview with Inc…

I would only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person, it’s been a pretty good heuristic for me.

Every organisation needs a deliberate strategy for screening out less-than-stellar candidates, because most companies, especially ones that are growing, have more work they need done than they have people to do it

Selecting the right team to drive your business forward is one of the most important things you can do, making recruitment an essential tool in any companies arsenal.

Getting the attention of job hunters by making your business a desirable place to work is the first thing to get right, then it’s up to you to select from the best of the best.

Get these things right and you’ll find yourself with a world beating team ready to take on the globes finest.

Take a look at the infographic below for a recap on how you can attract the perfect employee.

An infographic brought to you by www.bglgroup.co.uk

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