How to Find the Best Candidates for Your Warehouse

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By Hlee Cha

Topics: Hiring Process, Warehouse, Hiring


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how-to-find-the-best-candidates-for-your-warehouse-staff-thumbFinding great candidates for your open warehouse positions can be a challenge, but it’s not impossible. There are things you can do right away to see a difference in the number and quality of the candidates applying for those roles. 

Liberty Staffing Services can help. We connect warehouses like yours with high-quality candidates who are ready to step into part time, full time, temporary, and permanent positions. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you find the best candidates to join your warehouse staff.

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Here are some strategies you can use to find new members to join your team. 

Post Job Listings Where Warehouse Personnel are Looking for Work 

It is important to post open positions where people are looking for work. If you post all your jobs on your company’s Facebook page, but most warehouse candidates are looking for work on sites like Indeed, then you are never going to get enough applications. 

Be sure to post those listings on sites where there is a lot of activity from potential applicants. If you’re not sure where that is, ask us! We can help you find the best places to announce openings. 

Partner With a Staffing Agency That Specializes in Warehouse and Logistics Roles 

Staffing agencies know all the best ways to find great candidates. They have deep connections with the community, which means they have a pool of applicants who are ready to interview at your warehouse. 

Working with a staffing agency means you don’t have to worry about being understaffed. You are already an expert in running your warehouse; you also don’t have to be an expert in staffing. You can contract with staffing experts instead.

Attend Job Fairs That Focus on Warehouse and Industrial Positions

Find out about job fairs in your area where you can set up and promote your company. This is your opportunity to meet potential candidates and communicate with them about what makes your warehouse a great place to work. 

You don’t have to strictly attend warehousing job fairs. Job seekers at fairs related to manufacturing, transportation, and logistics may be interested in warehouse work. Job fairs are full of qualified applicants who are actively searching for a new position. 

Offer Employee Referral Bonuses 

One of the greatest sources of potential new hires is your group of current employees. Many employees have friends and family members who are interested in similar work. When you offer a referral bonus, you incentivize your current team members to reach out to their most qualified friends and family to apply for a position at your warehouse. 

Revise Your Job Ads 

Are your job postings clear, concise, and effective? If they are too short, too long, or too confusing, you simply aren’t going to get much traction on a job board. 

Make sure that you include the positive aspects of the role, including competitive pay, great benefits, growth opportunities, and attractive parts of your company. If you find that your listings aren’t turning into strong employment leads, evaluate what you are putting out there and determine if there are better ways to tell your company’s story. 

Develop Relationships With Schools and Colleges 

Students and recent graduates make great employees at many warehouses. They are often open to working part time or temporary jobs too, because they need something that fits into their class schedules. 

Look for schools that offer logistics, supply chain, and warehouse management programs for graduates who may be ready for higher-level positions within your company. 

Be Open to Training New Candidates, Even If They Don’t Have the Skills Yet

Your ideal employee may not be your best employee...yet. They just need the on-the-job training you can provide. 

When you are open to training new candidates, your pool of potential employees gets a lot bigger. Instead of only looking at applicants who already meet all of the qualifications for a position, look at those who bring important traits like an eagerness to learn, attentiveness to detail, and willingness to try new things. 

Turn to Liberty Staffing to Find the Best Candidates 

While you can utilize various strategies like targeted job postings and employee referrals, partnering with an expert staffing agency like Liberty Staffing Services streamlines the process of finding new employees for your warehouse. 

Our recruiters have already vetted quality candidates who are ready to work hard and contribute to your team's success. With Liberty Staffing’s connections and expertise, you can focus on your core operations knowing that your labour needs are covered. 

Don't leave staffing to chance. Leverage the capabilities of our team as your trusted partner. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help! 

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Hlee Cha

I’m the Assistant Business Manager in Kitchener. I have over 10 years of Customer Service experience, excelling in customer satisfaction, managing situations in a professional manner, and much more. I’m an ambitious, easy-going, and adventurous person. I strive to succeed both professionally and personally. One of my favourite quotes is “You’re never too old to learn something new.” What motivates me in life is my family. We love being outdoors, BBQing, fishing, and playing sports!

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