You placed an ad on equistaff.com, but no one is biting. This can be frustrating and it’s easy to feel defeated causing you to fall into the “no one wants to work anymore” trap. This mindset will halt your chances of success and will make the hiring process a nightmare for everyone involved. Let’s turn the focus around- Have you crafted an ad and position that will attract the talent you’re looking for? We spend a lot of time instructing job seekers on how to attract the positions they dream of, but this time the EQUIstaff team wants to give some advice on how to be an employer that attracts the best!
Branch Manager, Kaitlin Veltkamp, wants you to keep an open mind! You should absolutely know exactly what you’re looking for, but it doesn’t hurt to have a willingness to build your new hire into the employee that will take your business to the next level. Don’t be afraid to provide your experience and knowledge to someone just starting out in the equine industry. Veltkamp also recommends designing a position that you would want to work yourself. All that passion you have for the equine world, these employees have it too, help them foster it. A happy employee is a dedicated employee!
Recruitment & Sales Coordinator, Croix Darwin, recommends fine tuning your position’s title, “Don’t title your job “farm hand”, people prefer something that sounds interesting. Instead of “Farm Hand”, call it “Facility Manager” or “Assistant Ground Keeping Director”. Employees want to feel valued; a title of value makes them feel empowered.”. Also, if you want to keep outstanding employees, make sure they see a future with you. Darwin emphasizes making a position that will allow your staff growth opportunities.
Our Recruiters are career equine professionals who understand your needs and what candidates are looking for. They work to identify, interview, screen and present the very best candidates for you. They offer support throughout the interview and hiring process, and even back your chosen candidate up with a replacement guarantee to ensure it is a good match on both ends. Don’t struggle building your team, call EQUistaff today!