Recruiting can be a daunting task as a business, however, finding the best possible people who can fit within your already successful teams and contribute to your organization although a challenge, it can also be rewarding. It not only does it give you the opportunity to grow your business but it allows you to fill any missing knowledge, skills and dynamics within a team. Have a look at these tips for recruiting successfully for your business.
Make Use Of Every Resource
If you only ever recruit new employees by looking at the applicants that walk in your door or answer an advert you’ve placed then you’re definitely missing the best candidates. The best candidates often already work for someone else and chances are they’re not even be looking for a new position. Here are some of the things you can do to improve your pool of candidates for your open positions:
- Develop Relationships – A good way to make sure you are always getting new talent is to build a solid relationship with people such as recruitment advisors, university placement officers and search firms. It means that even if you have no roles available you’ll be one of the first to hear fo potential stars in the business.
- Involve Your Staff – Encourage your current staff to participate in professional conferences and events where they may meet potential candidates who could be good in your open roles.
- Make Use Of The Job Boards – These are a really simple way of gathering CV’s and searching a group of CVS from people who have put their details online. Even if they’re not currently looking you may be able to cease the chance to head-hunt and entice your perfect fit for the role. Try using tools such as Linked In.
- Advertise – Make sure you make use of being able to advertise in professional association magazines and on websites.
- Social Media – Don’t forget that most people are now on social media to make use of platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, a simple post leading people to your website may be enough and you’re often able to reach people who you wouldn’t normally. Not only this allows you to see what sort of person they are before you meet them.
The idea and often key to successful recruitment is to build your candidate pool before you are even recruiting if you don’t have positions now you may have the perfect role for someone in the future. If you are looking for some help in these areas then you could try recruitment specialists such as DCS Personnel.
One of the first things you should do before even thinking about placing that advert for the role you want to fill is to offer the opportunity to apply to your staff internally. Doing this not only boosts morale by making current employees feel like their skills, capabilities and accomplishments are appreciated it could also mean you are uncovering a hidden gem. Recruiting someone internally means that they are already familiar with the company values and will probably already have elements of the role already on lockdown. Make sure you always post positions internally first. If after offering people an interview you don’t feel they are going to progress well make sure you give constructive criticism and put steps in place to help them progress in the future. This is another way of securing that you have people to fill positions again if you need to.
Be A Good Employer
You should aim to not only be a great employer but also shout about it too. This is the simplest way you can build your reputation and your brand. If you make sure that your a great employer to work for you will never run short of people jumping at the opportunity to secure a role with you. You never know you might even end up on googles list of best employers! Try having a look at you employee practices which involve motivations, morale, accountability, reward, promotion, work-life, and enrichment on a regular basis and make sure you’re hitting the mark in your current and potential employees eyes. Having a regular employee questionnaire is something you could use to keep this monitored. Then it gives you the opportunity to address any problems promptly. You want your employees to be shouting from the rooftops that work in a great place, they are going to believe them first before anything else.
Have Your Employees Input
There are three main areas that you can have your employees involved with the recruitment process, all can be a brilliant way to make sure you’re recruiting right and successfully:
- Recommendations – Often the best candidates come from your employee’s recommendations, especially if they’ve made a great impression themselves. Good employees only recommend good employees. They wouldn’t want to ruin their own reputation with someone who could potentially be bad.
- Help With CV’s Reviews – Although you may be the person who is heading the recruitment it doesn’t always mean that you’re the best person for sifting through the applications, you will find that especially if you;re a manager asking for the help of the people who do certain roles already to look at the resumes too can give an insight into what is really needed for the role.
- Interviews – Aswell as helping with the CV’s existing employees can be really good for helping or sitting in on interviews you conduct. They can give you a really good idea of if someone will be a good ‘fit’ with the existing team.
Organizations that don’t use their existing employees in their recruitment processes are really missing out on an opportunity to use one of their greatest assets when it comes to being successful at recruitment. Not only does it help you it also means that the people who participate go out their way to ensure new employees are successful.
These are just a few of the important and useful ways that you can ensure you recruit successfully for your business. There are other things you should be considered too such as offering a competitive wage, a reasonable benefits package and the costs of any recruitment.
Do you have any tips that you could share about recruiting successfully for a business? Please share them in the comments section below.