There are many benefits of employing a career changer. Therefore, it is essential to understand who they are, the type of skills they possess and how to attract them to your business.
What is a Career Change Candidate?
Recruitment can be a costly process for a business. Employers suffer a drop in productivity during the hiring process as they look to fill positions. Moreover, the recruitment process itself can be expensive. There are costs for advertising as well as the time and resources spent on filtering applications, interviewing, selecting candidates, induction training, and so on. Not to mention that recruiting the wrong employee can add even more expense.
In order to find the right employee, it is increasingly important that an employer does not discriminate in the recruitment process. Discrimination usually refers to gender, age, race or ability. However, it can also refer to candidates who are seeking a career change.
Traditionally, career change candidates have represented a problem. People tend to believe they can be unreliable, unpredictable and prone to hopping from job to job without notice. Nevertheless, employing a candidate looking to refresh their career can also be an opportunity for your business. It gives your business a chance to think outside the box. You can employ someone with ambition who reflects the success you want your organisation to have.
Benefits of Employing a Career Changer
We take a look at some of the key advantages of employing a career changer for your business.
Attracting Career Changers
The labour market has seen some radical changes over recent years. Nowadays, businesses see the need to prove themselves a good fit for candidates, as well as vice versa. Thus, agreeing on a contract of employment with a career changer will be a personal achievement for them. However, it will also demonstrate the qualities of your organisation.
As a result of the qualities outlined above, employing a career changer will provide you with an asset to your organisation. By matching their personal ambitions with those of your organisation, you create a mutually beneficial arrangement. This will bring out the best in both the employee and the employer.
Modern career changers use online platforms when searching for their new career. It’s therefore essential to advertise your available positions on specialist job boards like ours.
Find Out More
Refreshing a Career has all the information your business needs when it comes to employing a career changer. From employing ex-military to NEET candidates to homeless people, we’ve got the resources and guidance you need as an employer. Simply choose the type of career change candidate from the drop-down menu on the right.
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