Unofficial 2018 Portland Staffing Guide

By Jezabel Southard

Posted on January 5, 2018

How much do you know about Portland’s staffing outlook for 2018?

A new year offers new opportunities for refining your staffing strategy, recruiting and retaining top talent, and meeting your business goals. One of the best ways to do so is to think in new ways about staffing and strategy.

To help, we’ve created this unofficial 2018 Portland staffing guide. Here, we’ll cover some of the top things you need to know about Portland’s staffing outlook for the coming year, as well as tips for finding the talent you need.

Portland Staffing in 2018: What You Need to Know

Portland is poised to remain one of the toughest hiring markets in the country, with employers throughout the area scrambling to find the talent they need.  The best candidates, meanwhile, will be weighing multiple job offers, which means that employers will need to change their branding and outreach strategies to stay top-of-mind among top candidates.

Where (and How) to Find the Talent You Need in the New Year

To stay competitive and find the people you need for 2018, consider diversifying your approach with some new tools, including:

  • Expand your reach. Working with a recruiting partner can open new channels for talent, including connections to “passive candidates” who aren’t currently looking for a new job, but would accept an offer from a company that provides a better fit.
  • Strengthen your employment brand. What sets your organization apart? Why do your top people love working with your company? Focus on these elements as part of building a strong employment brand that attracts candidates who share the traits your top performers already have.
  • Build a comprehensive staffing strategy. Recruiting and retention are two sides of the same coin. A strong staffing strategy tailored to the challenges the Portland hiring market poses in 2018 can help you both find and keep better talent.
  • Call in support. Your staffing partner can help you strategize, build a strong employment brand, and find the people you need when you need them – no matter how tough the hiring market appears.

Follow these tips to help you find, vet, interview and hire top talent in 2018.

If you are looking to partner with a recruiting expert in the area, contact TERRA Staffing.

At TERRA Staffing, our Portland-based recruiting experts can help you find the talent you need in a tough market, as well as prepare your strategy for the coming year. Contact us today to learn more about our Portland staffing services.

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