Why Now’s The Perfect Time To Poach Top Talent

The ‘Great Resignation’ in the US, and the worsening cost-of-living crisis in the UK, presented extraordinary challenges for employers in 2021. But as the number of jobseekers continues to rise on both sides of the Atlantic, hiring managers are taking this as a golden opportunity to snap up top talent. 

A mass hiring of candidates (known as the ‘Great Rehire’) is set to take place this year, so you need to make sure you’re prepared to join the battle. Without further ado, here’s why now is the perfect time to poach the best candidates on the market… 

The Great Resignation 

During the pandemic, employees got the chance to rethink their careers, work-life balance, working conditions, and long-term goals. As a result, workers around the globe switched industries or quit their jobs entirely. In the US alone, over 4.3 million people left their roles in January 2022 – and this is expected to increase over the coming months. 

Currently, 44% of US workers are searching for a new job, and more than 50% of UK workers are looking to change jobs in the next 12 months. This presents a fantastic opportunity for employers to attract talent away from the competition – so, start poaching!

The cost-of-living crisis 

In the UK, inflation recently jumped to a 30-year high of 6.2%, and 47% of workers believe that bonuses and salary increases aren’t enough to compensate for this rise in the cost of living. As a result, 37% of the UK workforce are currently considering changing jobs – and the more people rethink their careers, the more open they are to being enticed by poachers. 

That being said, the crisis is putting pressure on employers to improve their salary and benefits packages. Up to 56% of US workers said pay is the top reason they would look for a new role with a different employer – in fact, 41% would leave for a 5% increase. As such, only those who get their job spec right and offer the appropriate incentives will successfully poach talent in 2022. 

How Edge Tech can help 

If you need top talent in the next 12 months, don’t let the window of opportunity pass you by. The cost of living is only going to keep rising, and with companies bumping up their notice periods to around three months, filling your open positions could take longer than you think. Now’s the time to get the ball rolling – and that’s where we come in!

At Edge Tech, we’ll poach top candidates on your behalf, allowing you to reduce the time to hire while ensuring you recruit only the very best talent available. What are you waiting for? Get in touch with us using the details below, or fill in our online contact form and a member of our team will get back to you soon. 

Telephone (UK): 01908 382 398 

Telephone (US): +1 (628) 254 5056

Email: info@edgetech.ai

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