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5 Ways to Fill an Otherwise Unappealing Job

Some jobs are harder to fill than others. In truth, it can be hard to make certain positions appeal to candidates. No one wants to work in a boring job. There are a few tools employers can keep up their sleeves to entice job seekers to apply to jobs people typically don’t want to do. Here are a few things you can do.

1. Honesty is the Best Policy

Being transparent and honest in your job listing is important. Don’t try to make the job seem more appealing by lying. Be upfront about what the position is and what it entails. Give an accurate picture of what it would be like to work within that position in your company on a day-to-day basis.

If there are clear negatives to the position, make them known in the job listing. This includes information about the pace of work, work culture, volume of work, and anything else that may impact how someone views the job and company. Your honesty will be appreciated and will make the candidate feel respected.

2. Find New Places to Look

Sometimes, you need to find a new place to look for candidates. Don’t rely on a single job posting on Indeed. Instead, use social media and other networking efforts to put you in touch with potential applicants. For some jobs, you might even consider looking for someone who is interested in the industry and approach them about work.

3. Create Temp Positions

Maybe you are experiencing a high turnover rate for certain positions within your organization. This may be because the workload is heavy or the position is difficult. Hours may be long. Whatever the case may be, using temporary workers to fill the job may help you address the problem. You may offer the option to be hired full-time if the person finds they enjoy the work or wishes to continue working with you.

4. Offer Value in Other Ways

Another way to attract candidates to an especially hard-to-fill spot is to offer value in other ways. In difficult light industrial jobs or manufacturing positions, it can be easy to feel like just another worker in a large industry. Find ways to recognize your staff and make recognition a core part of your company culture. Explain to them what makes their job important to the company at large and how it will help everyone work to a common goal. Teamwork and recognition can go a long way.

5. Highlight Other Perks

On top of the kind of work culture and environment, you should highlight the other benefits of taking the job. Talk about the health insurance you offer, paid time off, sick days, mental health days, vacation, flexible scheduling, and whatever else your organization has to offer. In many cases, these perks alone can be enough to sell a candidate on a job.

We Can Help You Fill Your Open Jobs

Filling tough light industrial jobs can be difficult. Oftentimes, it is a job no one wants to do. Working with a staffing agency like GoSource can put you in touch with candidates looking for work in your industry. Learn more about our recruiting services and how we can assist your organization.