Are you a hiring manager consistently finding talented, enthusiastic candidates with amazing resumes but no open positions? If so, you’re not alone. While a great resume often indicates a top-notch candidate, having a position to offer them can be challenging. With over 20 years of experience hiring in the staffing industry, we’ve come up with some “big” reasons why creating the right role for the right candidate may benefit you. 

#1 You get the talent you need.

At some point, every hiring manager has worried about finding the talent they need when they need it. However, when you’re willing to create a position for the perfect candidate, you don’t have to worry about the timing. The candidate may bring a unique perspective or expertise that your team lacks, and creating a position ensures you don’t have to settle for a less qualified individual further down the road simply because they fit the requirements. Additionally, you can shape the position around the candidate’s strengths and abilities, maximizing their potential within your organization.

 #2 A home team advantage

Hiring the perfect candidate also sends a strong message to your current employees that you are committed to building a high-performing team and willing to invest in top talent. It can also boost morale and create a more positive work environment, leading to increased productivity and employee satisfaction.

#3 You “scoop” your competition. 

Your competitors are always looking for talented employees to help their businesses thrive. If you don’t take the initiative to create a role for your ideal candidate, your competition will be happy to scoop them up. Remember that the dream candidate’s impressive resume caught your attention for a reason, and now is the time to act on it. By utilizing innovative hiring strategies and creating a role tailored to their skills and expertise, you can stay ahead of the competition and secure the top talent before anyone else can. 

 #4 Free up top team members’ time for other tasks.

As a hiring manager, it’s essential to prioritize tasks that need to get done and those that can wait. One of the main benefits of creating a new role for a qualified candidate is that it frees up team members’ time for other important tasks. With additional help on the team, members can delegate some of their work, focus on more critical areas of the business, and improve productivity across the board. Additionally, the team member whose load has been lightened can focus on their primary responsibilities.

#5 Can you say innovation?

When you bring in the right candidate to your company, keep in mind you gain their skills and expertise, expanding innovational resources. Plus, having an additional team member to handle daily tasks and responsibilities means that others can focus on brainstorming new ideas, experimenting with different strategies, and exploring emerging technologies.

At FootBridge, we’ve seen firsthand how bringing in a new hire with fresh perspectives and experiences can spark innovation and creativity throughout the team. As team members learn from one another and work together toward a common goal, they can develop innovative solutions they may not have thought of independently. Ultimately, creating a role for the perfect candidate is a strategic decision that can have long-lasting benefits for your company. By prioritizing talent and being flexible in your hiring approach, you ensure your team has the skills and abilities they need to excel in their roles and drive your organization forward.

At FootBridge, our recruiters work with the best talent in the oil and gas, energy services, manufacturing, power, and utility industries. We also strive to connect our clients to the talent that best fits their workplace culture and business goals. Contact us today to learn more.