The fact: every business needs good employees. But finding them is not an easy task.
While the right hire can benefit the company, a wrong hire can harm company culture and waste the company’s resources. Therefore, it is important that you develop a strategy that streamlines the recruitment process to target the right candidates and engage them.
Now, let’s take a closer look at five tips that can help you hire the best candidates for your organization.
5 Ways to Find Good Candidates
Follow these tried and tested strategies to flood your talent pipeline with top-tier candidates:
1. Create highly-targeted and clear job descriptions
Creating a job description for your open role is imperative but make sure that it is well-defined and detailed. This helps in attracting candidates with relevant skillsets and experience. Also, it helps you save time as you wouldn’t have to weed through unqualified job applications.
2. Build a strong employer brand
Your employer brand can make or break a deal. If a candidate perceives your employer brand negatively, they are more likely to ignore your outreach. On the other hand, a strong employer brand is an effective recruiting tool. In a recent survey, 92% of candidates admitted that they would consider leaving their current jobs if a company with an excellent employer brand offered them another role.
Here are a few tips on employer branding:
- Respond to reviews on employer reviews sites like Glassdoor and InHerSight.
- Engage your employees in sharing their professional experiences on various social platforms, including your company website.
- Partner with marketing on content creation and distribution to spread your employer brand.
3. Consider hiring internally
Your best candidate could be sitting right in front of you! Your existing employees should be the first people you should be looking at to fill up your open roles.
The ideal candidate may be a valued employee with a wide range of experience, familiar with the company, and trained on its systems. If you find your best candidate internally, you save time and money on external hires.
4. Always check references
It’s a mistake to hire people without a background check. Ensure that you contact the references mentioned in the resume to know more about the candidate’s personal and professional background. This will give you more insight into the candidate, enabling you to make an informed decision.
5. Use the right recruitment tool
Talent sourcing and recruiting activities are labor-intensive and time-consuming. Managing these activities in spreadsheets and docs at different stages of recruitment can easily overwhelm you and your team. The right recruitment tool can streamline the entire recruitment process and automate the workflow at different touchpoints of the process to ensure that you hire the best candidates for your organization.
The newfound efficiency offers you and your team more time to focus on things more important, like relationship-building with top candidates.
There’s always a high demand for top-tier talent. If you want the best candidates to join you, you need to be more strategic to win them over. The above tips can help you develop a talent pipeline of qualified candidates from which you can choose the best hire for the team.
About the Guest Author
Kelly Barcelos is a progressive digital marketing manager for Jobsoid – Applicant Tracking System. She is responsible for leading the content and social media teams at work. Her expertise and experience in the field of HR enable her to create value-driven content for her readers – both on Jobsoid’s blog and other guest blogs where she publishes content regularly.