No company can succeed without top-notch talent. So, how do you find the best people?
Trial and error is an expensive practice that can quickly lead to recruiter burnout. If you’re looking to upgrade the talent in your firm, follow these 8 effective recruiting strategies.
1. Be Kind to Candidates
Job candidates should be treated like customers. Make a good first impression and you’ll have an easier time recruiting top candidates.
You want all job candidates to have a great impression of the products or services you offer. Offer to educate job candidates on what you do if they’re not already familiar with your organization.
2. Get Social
Many highly sought after employees value culture overcompensation. They might take a lower-paid gig in exchange for maintaining a good work-life balance.
Show off your awesome company culture by posting office parties and retreats on social media. Showing off your happy employees is attractive to a potential employee.
3. Request Referrals
Your employees are a goldmine for candidate recommendations. You’ll find credible candidates when you let employees know you need help.
This doesn’t replace the work of your recruiting team but does help expand your pool of relevant talent.
4. Use Good Copy
Try to snag the best candidates with a little humor in your job description. Gone are the days when you can simply create a list of demands and expect to attract top candidates.
Throw in a little creativity to get the most bites on your listing.
5. Pay to Play
There’s nothing wrong with paid advertising to get the word out about your job listing. A sponsored ad on a job site is more likely to attract attention than a listing on the 10th page of a job site.
6. Attend Meetups
Networking works for candidates and recruiters. When you want to see your candidates in a more informal setting, try meeting people while at a networking event.
With the pressure off, you’ll have more natural conversations that lead you to the candidates you want.
7. Google Yourself
You want data on employee perks and other salary data to be within your company’s control. Google yourself to find out what information pops up about your company.
Claim any company pages on employer review sites so that you can update information as needed.
8. Call References
It might seem like an obvious step but some employees get their foot in the door with well-crafted resumes. But you should never choose an employee simply based on a resume.
The employee’s resume should include professional references you can call on to verify their performance with past employers.
Finding Effective Recruiting Strategies
Effective recruiting strategies evolve with changes in technology. You might have excellent screening options now, but need to make adjustments later to account for new platforms that come on the market.
Stay nimble in your recruitment process so you’re able to adapt as your options grow. For more information and tips, visit our blog for updates.