Hearing is not Listening

Hearing is not Listening

Time to Listen to employees

You’re a recruiter and your success hinges on your ability to attract and retain top talent.  Sourcing and hiring people are what you do, it’s your job.  You fine tune the job description, place it on the proper channels and wait for the respondents to poor in.  Then the inevitable sorting of qualified candidates.  What’s next? Yes, that’s right the scheduling of the first round of interviews.

Changing Priorities

Recruiters do so much to get the right person for the right job and keep the ROI down.  But do we take the time to actually hear their side and what they want not just for the moment, but their long term goals? Most people don’t want to live to work anymore. They want to work to live. That changes the priorities for many candidates.

Here are a few truths:

  • 75% of job seekers want a traditional 5-day work week while 15% want to work for themselves.
  • Most candidates (even one’s in tech fields) prefer in-person application and selection process.
  • 52% of job seekers would refuse an attractive job offer if they had a negative recruitment process.
  • 69% of job seekers want a stable job with a good work-life balance, and the lacking it is a top deal breaker.

These preferences are dominant across job roles, regions, and age groups. Growth and a career path at a good company comes second, and working on exciting products, topics, and technologies is third.

Fulfilling Roles and Culture

If asked, employees are increasingly seeking opportunities that are professionally and personally fulfilling.  Moreover, many workers are willing to leave their current positions to find those jobs. In today’s job market, companies are relying on the ‘job seekers online presence’ to evaluate their abilities and assess if the candidate would thrive in their company culture.


Understanding what employees want is paramount to building and retaining your talent pool.  Recruiters that put their candidates first will stay ahead of the competition. When a company invests in their employees’ needs and aspirations, they cultivate a workforce that ensures that company’s success.

The Cardinal Way

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Cardinal Staffing Services is not just any staffing company, it is a place you can be inspired to reach the goal of your dreams. The Cardinal Culture is about empowerment. We treat our customers and candidates with respect, dignity, and appreciation. Sometimes a person just needs to be heard.  To listen to and to be given a chance.  We make positive decisions every day that impacts our valued clients, our candidates, and our community.   We are waiting to hear from you.  Contact us today!

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