Have you thought about your interview process lately and specifically the kind of information candidates are looking for to qualify you as an employer?
We are in a candidate led market currently and so the best Leadership talent are not queing up to work for you. Unfortunate but true.
The easy bit in recruitment is enticing candidates enough to get them to meet you. The hard and most important part is how you design your interview process and the information that differentiates you from your competitors.
Candidates are far more focused on aligning their purpose and values with yours now and so please be prepared to tell great stories that reflect your culture and the environment.
There are some good pieces of advice in this article that will help you.
In a New York Times op-ed last year, Adam Grant, popular Wharton professor and best selling author of Originals, asks the question: "How do you figure out the culture of a company you've never worked for?" Job seekers scoping out the landscape for their next gig don't normally investigate a company's culture. But Grant says you should. Gathering information on a future employer to find out what makes them different from other organizations is crucial. Here's what to do: Stop focusing so much on questions about job role, position or salary. Grant says to focus instead on tapping into your potential employer's values, norms and practices. In other words -- culture matters. In the long run, it's what will make you happiest.