Recruiters, do you want the top candidates to come to you? This new list could be your answer.
Determining the best way to find top candidates is a constant headache for recruiters. Is it ? ? from other companies?
Here’s an idea: Maybe, instead of focusing on recruiting candidates, you should figure out how to make them come to you. And how can you do that? By making your company an awesome place to work.
Glassdoor recently released their list of the “.” These companies don’t have to worry about recruiting the top candidates; the top candidates come to them. (Sorting through them is a different problem — albeit one that many recruiters would like to have.)
So… what can we learn from Glassdoor’s list?
In the list, employees share why they love their companies. While reviewing it, we noticed several items that came up again and again. Of course, competitive pay and smart coworkers were huge factors — but so were several other things.
Here are four features that employees of these top companies raved about:
- Unique company culture: A welcoming and fun is one of the easiest ways to increase the attractiveness of your company. Today’s recruits are seeking somewhere they can feel at home — and a culture they can be proud of.
- Great perks and benefits: Though a solid benefits package is a must, are becoming essential for attracting the best of the best. Not to mention, they’re a great way to keep your employees happy and healthy.
- Ample opportunities for growth and development: Top candidates are eager to keep learning and progressing — after all, that drive is what makes them so great. Encourage your company to offer workshops and trainings so employees can continue their .
- Commitment to work-life balance: The idea of has grown increasingly important over the years. Make sure your recruits know you’re committed to their well-being by acknowledging they have a life outside of work through or remote working opportunities.
Focus on improving these four areas of your company, and who knows? In a few years, you could end up on a “best places to work” list — and have the top candidates knocking down your door.
Do you like looking at lists of “best places to work”? What other insights can you glean from lists like this?
Susan Shain (@TravlJunkette) is a travel blogger who loves helping people discover adventure through international travel or alternative careers.