Highlights From Our 2022 Mid-Year Q&A
Highlights for Employers & Candidates
Last month we published the 2022 Mid-Year Q&A as part of our biannual industry analysis series. Our June post excerpted our recruiter’s expert advice for employers and candidates. This month, we’d like to highlight a few more tidbits from our recruiters.
- In a candidates’ market, hiring managers need a sense of urgency and an efficient hiring process. Candidates are interviewing with multiple companies, so if you’re not moving fast, be aware that your competitors just might be.
- Network savvy technicians are in high demand because dedicated IT providers are competing directly for those candidates. Dealers must be proactive to keep those techs from being poached from the industry.
- Don’t offer pre-2021 compensation. Companies must at least match a candidate’s existing salary. But money is not always the answer. Some candidates may take similar or even lower compensation for an exciting opportunity, a hot territory or new technology.
- Compensation is only part of the conversation. Candidates are also concerned with company culture, opportunities to advance and work-life balance. Candidates from other industries might also want to talk about remote work. Be prepared to meet new or changing expectations.
- Employers want to see stability in a candidate’s pre-pandemic career, and candidates should have reasonable explanations for job hopping. Retention is a very high priority now with some companies even incentivizing stability and long tenures.
- Be ready to negotiate or renegotiate with a strong candidate. They may be speaking with other employers and will walk away if they don’t feel the offer meets their needs and market value.
- If you are hiring, be prepared, have a great conversation and be ready to evaluate skills, fit and potential. Then don’t hesitate to make an offer. The competition for strong candidates is fierce.
- Employers don’t have a lot of choices in this market, so they need to do the leg work. You can’t just turn the rare candidate down on a whim or technicality. If you’re on the fence, talk to the candidate or someone else will.
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- How a candidate represents themselves in an interview is very important. Companies want to hire people who have the right skills and are excited to be there. Candidates who do the best know their value but keep their professionalism — they can have both.
- During this process, candidates need to stay in communication — answer your phone, respond to texts, send an email. Our recruiters all say that the world will not end if candidates ask for what they want or if they tell an employer “no.”
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