Why It’s Time to Review Your Career Plan for Next Year

Businesses make plans to help them determine how they’re going to reach their goals in the years ahead. A local retailer might look for ways to expand their reach to a new market, while an online company searches for solutions to boost their digital sales. As the professional world continues to evolve and change, it only makes sense for job seekers to update their career plans too.  

With the New Year well underway and the festive celebrations finally finished, now’s the perfect time for experts in any sector to start thinking about where they want their roles to take them 

It’s natural for your wants, needs, and expectations to change the more time you spend in your chosen industry. So, how do you keep your strategy relevant and focused, year after year? 

Step 1: Know Your Options 

 

 

The best way to begin updating a career plan is to audit your existing strategy and create a list of opportunities that might interest you in the future. Look at your skills, preferences, interests, values, and narrow down your options by researching companies or speaking to recruitment professionals in the field 

Remember, it’s not enough to just list a handful of possible positions you can fill. Prioritise by concentrating on your strong skills and the areas that interest you the most. Think about the benefits that appeal to you beyond salary and remuneration, like flexibility, or good company culture.  

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Candidates Say Yes to Employers Who Offer Development Plans

Congratulations! You’ve successfully advertised the role you want to fill and attracted a collection of talented candidates. 

However, your work doesn’t necessarily stop after you’ve brought your new employee on-board. As candidates from the millennial demographic spend more time searching for careers with potential, it’s up to business leaders to lead their staff towards opportunities for development.  

The key professionals you hire are no longer searching exclusively for the best salary or remuneration packages. Instead, people want a job that they feel is “going somewhere”, and a development plan might be the easiest way to convince your recruits that you have the culture they need.  

So, how do you create your own strategy for long-term success?
 

1. Start by Speaking to The Experts

 

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Recruit Zone Made The Onrec Awards Shortlist!

We have made the shortlist for 4 awards at the Onrec awards!

The categories that we have been shortlisted for are:

  • The Creative Online Marketing Award 2018
  • The Creative Offline Marketing Award 2018
  • The Technical Innovation Award 2018
  • The Best Use Online Recruitment in the Public Sector Award 2018

We are very pleased to have made it to this stage so far and fingers crossed we progress to becoming finalists and winning an award.

The Onrec awards are celebrating the success, growth, innovation, talent and achievements within the Online Recruitment Industry.

This prestigious Awards Ceremony now in its 14th year has cemented itself in the calendar as the industries must attend event. Not only is it an evening to celebrate the very best in Online Recruitment but it is also a chance to network with the very best suppliers and HR in recruitment.

Watch this space!

How to Build High Performing Teams in 2018

 

If you’ve ever been part of a successful team at work, then you’ll know just how vital the right combination of attributes and attitudes can be for developing a high-performance business.  

Success in the average company is no longer about individual performance. If you want to get ahead of the competition, then you need to find and recruit the perfect blend of professionals, who know how to perform together towards a pre-established goal.  

Without the right structure and guidance, the candidates you bring together in your organisation will be nothing more than employees working in the same place. To create an exceptional brand, you’ll need to unite new and existing hires into a cohesive unit.  

What better time to start, than with the beginning of a new year? 
 

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How to Build an Employer Brand That Attracts Great Talent

 

These days, there’s more to defining a company than just listing what it sells, or what it can do for its customers. Organisations are represented by the reputation that they’ve built for themselves in the marketplace.  

In a similar way that a commercial brand can affect the way a consumer feels about you, so too can your employer brand impact a candidate’s decision on whether to work with your company. That’s why leaders across every sector are now investing more time and money into effective branding exercises.  

Creating the right brand can help you to stand out from your competitors when you’re trying to attract the right talent in your industry – something that’s particularly important in today’s world of skill shortages. Research even suggests that implementing effective branding efforts can be enough to attract three times as many applicants per vacancy while cutting your cost-per-hire in half!  

So, how can you get started on building the perfect brand? 

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