As a business owner, you know the importance of attracting the right candidates to fill positions at your company. Quality workers can help your company grow and increase your financial profits. To attract high-quality, new talent in 2019, here are seven strategic moves you can consider:


  1. List Job Openings on Popular Job Boards

It’s the technology age, and most people are using some type of interactive online tool to find job opportunities. When recruiting new hires, list jobs where ideal candidates for the position frequently visit. It may be helpful to review your competitor’s postings so you have a better understanding of the market forces at play and whether your posting will be attractive to your target candidates. Be sure to check your listings for accuracy. Remember, a well-written job ad is necessary to show your company in its best light.


  1. Showcase Employee Referral Programs

Job applicants are often looking for positions with companies that offer benefits and perks, including referral and incentive programs. You should showcase the programs your company has to offer to dedicated and hardworking employees to increase your chances of landing top talent.


  1. Host a Job Fair

Plan a job fair to talk about your company’s open positions. A job fair is a great way to talk with numerous prospective applicants in a short amount of time. Be sure to set up an eye-catching area where the job fair will be hosted. Some companies tend to fall short in advertising their job fair, resulting in low attendance numbers. If you want to bring in new employees, you have to get the word out about your openings and hiring process. A job fair will not only increase awareness about your employment opportunities, but it will also help bring your brand the recognition it deserves.


  1. Take Advantage of Social Media Outlets

Step your hiring game up by using social media. Learn all the popular social media sites and use these outlets to get the word out about your company, open positions and the great benefits of becoming an employee.


  1. Participate in Networking Events

Networking is key to the success of any business, and this includes networking for recruiting purposes. Job seekers are networking as a key part of their job search, and so participating in networking events is a great way to learn more about the pool of candidates out there, see first-hand whether a person has the social skills required for the position, and showcase your company. You should consider asking your key partners (vendors, suppliers and customers) to recommend your company to candidates during networking events, and in return, offer to recommend your partners to candidates who you encounter who might be a good fit.


  1. Check Resumes Posted Online

Millions of job seekers post resumes to various listings each day and you may be able to cut down on wasted time by looking for resumes and profiles that are already posted that fit the position’s criteria.


  1. Use a Professional PEO

Use a professional PEO to screen applicants and make sure the right candidates get to your desk for review. PEOs can also handle the development of employee handbooks and manuals and streamline the onboarding process by assisting with post-offer testing and new hire paperwork. These professionals make the hiring process smooth and efficient, and outsourcing some of these hiring processes to a PEO gives you more freedom to focus on other important areas of your business.


To find out more about ways in which a PEO can help you attract top talent in 2019, please contact us at 888-335-9545 or