Talent Shortage & What Women Want At Work
While Freelancing Gems is focused on connecting professional women with Australian employers across freelance, consulting, contract and remote roles, we’ve recently launched Gem Recruitment out of demand for recruitment support for permanent part-time and full-time roles. A tight job market, with a lack of candidates interested in permanent roles means having to reinvent how recruitment is done and Gem Recruitment is offering a service to recruit differently.
Jobadder reported that in 2019 the split between job posting v. proactive sourcing was 78% v. 22% respectively whereas it is now 55% job posting v. 45% proactive sourcing meaning you need to strategically headhunt to find the right candidate for your role.
We have been quietly doing our business, placing women in awesome roles behind the scenes, and Gem Recruitment has had 100% success rates on all full-time placements since we started in February of this year. So while finding talent is challenging in this market, we know what women want at work and our different approach to recruitment is showing positive placement results.
What women want at work
In our conversations with talent over the last two months, these are the key trends of what women want at work:
- hybrid working arrangement
- some candidates are after 100% remote roles
- want to work for a meaningful company
- flexible work hours and an outcome-focused role
So how do you win in this current candidate-led market?
You need to put your best foot forward. What benefits, work environment and salary package can you offer to attract the very best talent your budget can afford?
Check out our Women on the Rise Report 2021 to see what 200 women said would help them reach their fullest potential in their personal and professional lives. From what led them to leave their 9-to-5 to the ongoing challenges they face, the Report has uncovered the face of the modern female freelancer. And she has a lot to say about how employers can embrace, support and leverage a female-first labour force.
Book a call with Gem Recruitment’s Talent Acquisition Manager, Sune Van Zyl here to discuss your recruitment needs and how we can work with you to build out an A-grade team.
And don’t worry, we don’t charge crazy recruitment fees that would otherwise make our services untenable for many businesses. We charge a flat fee to actively recruit, headhunt and match you to professionals that can take your biz to the next level.
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