How to Use Employee Feedback to Recruit Top Talent

How to Use Employee Feedback to Recruit Top Talent
From Recruiter - December 20, 2016

Dust off the employee feedback surveys youve had stacked on your desk for monthsits time to put them to use. Information gathered from employee feedback can make connecting with and recruiting the talent you need easier.

Out of 300 organizations considered some of the best places to work, 95 percent of engaged companies use annual engagement surveys, according to the State of Employee Engagement survey done by my company, Quantum Workplace. Not only does implementing these surveys engage current employees, but also the feedback garnered can help enhance recruitment efforts.

Heres how you can use employee feedback to betterrecruit todays top talent:

1. Crafting aCaring Work Environment

Job seekers want to know the workplace will be one they can thrive in, not one thats hostile or overly competitive. Normally, this type of information is unknown until an employee is hired and working with a company.

In 2015, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) surveyed 600 U.S. employees and found that 67 percent of respondents said respectful treatment of employees on all levels was very important to their job satisfaction. In fact, respectful treatment was cited as very important to job satisfactionby more employees than compensation was.

And yet, only 31 percent of employees said they weresatisfied with the level of respectful treatmentat their current employer.

You can use the feedback you have from employees to demonstrate to job seekers that you have the kind of caring work environment they are looking for. If employees expressed on your last survey how impressed they are with the support they get from management and coworkers, mention this in yourjob posts or on your company career page.

2. Flaunt Your GreatCoworkers

Lets face it: We spend more time with our coworkers than we do with our own families. In Virgin Pulses 2015 survey of 1,000 full-time employees, 55 percent said their coworkers positively impact their stress levels at work.

Candidates can get some much needed insights into your company culture during the hiring process if they can see what their coworkers will be like before they accept the job.

We all want to be on a successful team, which is why you need to let candidates know you have such a team before they join. Sharing employee feedback about coworker relationships gives job seekers a glance at how well the team works together and if theyll be supported and encouraged.


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