I know we have all been there before- faced with difficult positions and lack of qualified candidates. I'm desperately looking for inspiration. I work in the auto industry- to some degree. We are a niche product that sells new and used wheelchair accessible vehicles-- 70 locations across the country that are essentially set up like mini dealerships, plus two corporate offices, and a BDC. I hire Auto Techs, Service Managers, Auto Salespeople, GM's, etc.- you get the gist...
I have tried everything I can possibly do. Or have I? Posting on Craigslist and Indeed, cold calling people I find on Monster, sending messages to people on Indeed, ihireautomotiveprofessionals.com, job boards on Facebook, LinkedIn posts, constant connecting with people in the industry, Froggerjobs (new website), DealerRefresh. I could go on for days..
I have some Auto Tech positions that are just sitting on my spreadsheet with NO ONE IN THE PIPELINE. Not my finest hour- this does not happen to me. This is definitely the worst it has been- complete radio silence. We have altered our position profiles 2X now to attract people- nothing. I know at this point in many areas there are more people than jobs, but I just don't know what else to do.. Any thoughts?