The war for talent continues. Finding the right person for the right job is a real challenge for employers. But it doesn’t have to be an insurmountable obstacle. It just takes the right frame of mind to set yourself up for success. Here are 3 steps to helping your company easily source the quality candidates you need to grow your business.
3 Steps To Find Top Candidates
1. Develop a Plan to Solicit Referrals
Employee referrals are one of the easiest ways to find and recruit high-quality candidates. You know your people are close enough to the work to understand what skills and knowledge is required to succeed in role. But getting those referrals doesn’t happen on its own. Having a system in place is important to encourage existing employees to provide referral candidate for open jobs. If your team doesn’t know that you are looking to hire, or that you would welcome referral candidates, then you likely won’t receive too many recommendations. Part of your strategy should be to incorporate a referral program into your company culture. Make it a familiar and encouraged process. Referral programs should be responsive, timely, targeted, and incentivized. Successful programs are supported by a company culture that thrives on employee experience and rewards.
2. Get Social
You might be surprised to learn it, but your social media presence is critical to your staffing success. To help attract top talent, it’s important to build an online presence across several social media platforms so as to appeal to your target audience, in this case job seekers. In addition to establishing an online presence, you must also keep it current and attractive to maintain a positive reputation. It’s that reputation that will help you attract the industry’s top talent.
To build your presence online, start by making sure you are in control of the conversation. Create well-branded profiles with thoughtful and representative content to attract and retain the attention of your audience. Make sure you engage with your fans, respond in a timely fashion, and act as though your Facebook, your Twitter, and your LinkedIn pages are an extension of your own webpage.
3. Get Specialized Help When You Need It
In this day and age, there are so many niche market groups and industry specializations that it’s almost impossible for even the most skilled hiring managers to know everything about their hiring needs. That’s where hiring an expert will definitely come in handy. When you choose to work with a staffing agency, you gain access to a robust database of resources across many industries and disciplines. This wealth of industry knowledge is built over years of experience and a singular focus on hiring the best talent. In our case, this allows us to respond to the needs of our clients quickly and with the right resources. When every day looking for a new hire counts, that specialized experience can make all the difference.
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