They Say It’s An Employers Market… But Is It?

By Melanie Luck

(HR Consultant, McDougall HR)

Although a number of businesses are downsizing at the moment it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. For the savvy business owner this is the perfect time to capitalise on the many highly qualified and experienced candidates who have recently been laid off.

But is it as easy as just advertising a position?

Being able to strengthen your workforce in difficult economic times can provide a significant competitive advantage. So when your competitors are just keeping to the status quo to ride out the tough times, you are moving ahead in leaps and bounds benefiting from the highly talented candidates you have added to your team.

McDougall HR has a diverse range of highly talented candidates looking to take on their next career challenge. In addition to our extensive talent pool we are also able to tap directly into the passive candidate market. With around 80% of top quality candidates not actively looking for new roles, this passive market may be inaccessible to hiring managers which is why partnering with McDougall HR is the perfect solution.

McDougall HRs extensive reach into both the active and passive market can help your business find the right skills to turn the downturn into an opportunity. Whether it be placing temporary staff to help existing business development activities or finding a permanent business development professional, we are engaging with exceptional talent daily!

For more information contact us – 07 4637 9500