How do I get more applicants?

by Irène
Hiring in today's climate is tricky! We're here to help suggest ways to attract more qualified candidates and fill your open positions sooner. 💪

Beef up your job postings:

  • Add pay information to your job postings. Indeed favors jobs with pay information – and so do applicants! Be sure to mention if employees can earn tips.
  • List any benefits you offer. For example:
    • Hiring bonus
    • A shift meal or discounted food/drink
    • Health insurance, life insurance, or a 401K
    • Assistance with tuition, childcare, or transportation costs
    • Paid time off
  • Add keywords throughout your job description. For example, "hiring immediately," "teen job," or "flexible scheduling."
    • Do you hire as young as 15 or 16? Say so! Lots of younger applicants aren't sure which jobs they're eligible for.
  • Check out more tips on writing a good job posting here!

Reach the right audience:

  • Turn off jobs that you are not actively hiring for. Advertising for extra jobs you don't currently need to fill may dilute your results.
  • Leverage your Text-to-Apply materials. We've seen clients have great success with Text-to-Apply! Need materials printed? Check out our partner ClientRocket.
  • Not getting the visibility you need? Boost your job postings on HigherMe or directly from your Indeed account!

Use word of mouth:

  • Offer a referral program to your current staff! Discuss ideas with your team and encourage them to talk to their friends/family or share your jobs on social media. Offer a bonus if they help bring on a new employee. This makes hiring fun and engaging for your whole team.

Happy hiring!