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How To Hire On A Low Recruitment Budget In 2023

22 Mar 2023

How To Hire On A Low Recruitment Budget In 2023

Are you struggling to find and hire top talent for your business because you’re limited by a small recruitment budget? Don’t worry – you’re not…

Are you struggling to find and hire top talent for your business because you’re limited by a small recruitment budget? Don’t worry – you’re not alone!

Many businesses and startups face this challenge, which can be tough to overcome, especially in recent times considering the worldwide recession that has hit RetailTech.

But fear not! With the right strategies and tactics, you can still attract and hire the best candidates for your team, even without a large recruitment budget.

Here are some tips to help you interview and recruit top talent without breaking the bank and wait until the end where you can read about the best tips from our top recruiters and managers!

So, without any further delay, let’s jump right in, and find out how you can still secure the best talent even on a small recruitment budget.

1. You have to be social 

As a business owner or hiring manager, finding the right candidates for your team can be challenging. Fortunately, there are several effective recruitment budget-friendly strategies you can use to attract and connect with potential candidates. Platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook can be excellent ways to reach out to job seekers and promote your job openings, with little to no effect on your recruitment budget.

Be proactive. Attending job fairs and networking events in your area is a great way to spotlight your organization. Meet potential candidates face-to-face and make connections on a personal level. This option can get a great ROI on your recruitment budget. By putting yourself out there and showcasing your company’s culture and values, you can stand out from the competition and secure top talent for your team.

Nevertheless, hiring the right candidates requires a multi-faceted approach. Networking might not be enough to seal the deal with candidates.

2. Be flexible with your compensation and benefits

While offering competitive salaries and benefits is important, it’s not always feasible. Though there are other ways to make your company attractive to potential candidates and save some money that can be re-invested in your recruitment budget.

Be flexible and creative in what you offer. Provide flexible work arrangements, additional vacation days, or perks that may be appealing to candidates. By being adaptable, you can show candidates that you value their well-being and work-life balance, but you have to be transparent with your intentions.

Also, a strong culture can be a major selling point for candidates. During the recruitment process, highlight your company’s values, mission, and vision to communicate the added value of working for your organization.

3. Be strategic with your hiring processes

Having a restricted recruitment budget can be challenging, but ultimately it all comes down to approaching the new processes in a strategic way. This means gathering details from managers across departments about their recruitment needs, taking into consideration the company’s fluctuations and whether you need temporary or permanent staff.

Existing turnover also factors in. Analyze previous years’ turnover rates, and estimate how many employees you may need to replace to adjust your new hire count accordingly. Don’t forget to consider basic recruitment costs too. By taking all of these factors into account, you can get the most out of your recruitment budget.

However, hiring is no easy task. So, we asked some of our best consultants and managers to share their tips when dealing with businesses with low recruitment budgets.

Tips from the expert recruiters

Alessandra Riviere’s Top Tip

Alessandra is an expert recruiter at Storm5. She is our specialist recruiter for senior-level positions in Sales & Marketing positions. We asked her to give us a few tips that can benefit businesses hiring effectively even on a low budget, this is what she replied:

Start from the Top
“Often times I see companies manage to solve their operational problems by having the right person at the helm of a department. In sales and marketing, this is more relevant than ever. Hiring a high-up position instead of building the team from the ground up can be the strategy that will benefit many businesses. C-suite individuals are generally more than capable of identifying the talent in-house, restructuring the team, creating synergy, and in general laying the foundation for future success. “

Nicolette Drijber’s Top Tips

Nicolette is Levin’s Commercial Director for the European markets. She has an incredible track record in helping businesses scale up, regardless of their funding stage, recruitment budget, or company size. We asked her what her top tips were:

Your company should be your number one selling point!

It all starts with investing time and energy in creating a name for your business. First up, you have to work with your current network, leverage your reach and spread the news via social media, job boards, and social networks. Next up is setting up a referral system: what is better than reaching out to

 candidates? Candidates reaching out to you!
So this is how you can get exposure and have your name present in potential candidates’ minds. But you might be already at that stage, so what’s next?

If you need to grow your team and have and lack a recruitment budget, work with local schools, set up internship programs, and hire interns after the apprenticeship period. This way you will get a committed individual that already knows the culture and mission of your company and is 100% on board. If in turn one of the top management positions just became vacant, hire internally, the right talent might be just sitting right across from you.”

Some pro tips by Nicolette:

“Don’t underestimate the free exposure that comes with attending events, live shows, and by being speakers at fairs. Also, if you have some budget, but not a lot, definitely invest it in building a great website and creating ad campaigns for the vacancies you have!”

The key outtakes

By following these tips, you can successfully interview and recruit top talent without a large recruitment budget. Remember, it’s not always about the money, there are many other factors that can make your organization an attractive and appealing place to work.

So don’t give up on your recruitment efforts, get creative and stay persistent, and you’ll be sure to find the right candidates for your team. Your company will be sure to get the attention it deserves without having to break the bank on expensive recruitment budgets.

Why Storm5

Are you struggling to find and attract top talent for your business? Look no further than Storm5 – the leading recruitment agency in RetailTech!

Our team of expert recruiters has a proven track record of finding and placing talent on top. With our extensive network and industry expertise, we can help you find suitable candidates quickly and efficiently.

Why wait?

Contact us today to learn more about our recruitment services and how we can help your business thrive. Don’t let a lack of recruitment budget and resources hold you back – partner with Storm5 and take your business to the next level!

We’ve helped some of the most successful RetailTech startups grow.

— now it’s your turn.