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In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic you will need a specialised approach towards recruitment to sustain growth in aviation, but the payoff will be significant.
Here, we’ll introduce you to the risks associated with expansion, and provide actionable tips for developing a recruitment strategy that sustains growth.
Growth brings many benefits; additional revenue and enhanced reputation to name but a few.
However, this potential is also counterbalanced by risks that could stall growth (or worse), including:
To mitigate these risks, you need to optimise your recruitment to sustain growth in the long-term from the earliest possible stage during this recovery period.
These are the key points you should consider when developing a strategy that enables your recruitment to sustain growth in the long-term post pandemic:
Define clear policies and guidelines to administer your recruitment processes.
Profile your ideal candidates, automate basic tasks where possible and establish suitable time-frames for all stages.
This will streamline your recruitment process, ensure you consider all applicants equally and give you the option to scale up recruitment when needed.
Market your job vacancies and employer credentials in a similar way to how you promote your services by:
This will help attract prospective applicants and make you a more desirable employer, helping you fill capacity on demand.
Aviation is truly global; staff tend to build networks that reach far beyond their current employer, and these networks have proved to be a real lifeline for many during Covid-19.
Utilise these networks to find experienced applicants who would be a good fit for your airline by incentivising your current employees to make referrals.
These referrals should act as a form of reference for applicant credentials and help you save on overall recruitment costs.
When you spot talent, hold onto it and nurture it.
Focusing on loyalty, especially during this difficult time for the industry, and providing training are effective ways to:
In combination, this should give you access to a broader base of highly motivated aviation employees.
Going it alone is unlikely to give you the recruitment capacity you need to grow, especially during this unusual time when things can change so rapidly.
Instead, look to forge partnerships with external bodies, including:
This will help to ensure you have a reserve of talent to call upon when needed.
Set up your recruitment to restart growth by leveraging these opportunities, and your company can look forward to a brighter future in aviation.
Get your aviation company set for growth by adapting your recruitment strategy and evolving your hiring processes with AeroProfessional.