Nothing can slow down your business like open positions. Not only do other employees have to take on extra work to cover these gaps, but resources often must be redirected at higher levels while replacement candidates are sought. To minimize the disruption caused by this inevitable process, it’s critical to have a streamlined, effective recruitment process at your company. So how do you make sure your processes are effective? Let’s take a closer look.
How does your current recruitment process work?
Evaluate the recruitment process already in place. Is it clunky and slow or work relatively well? Do you generally get a lot of interest in open positions but have a hard time closing the deal? Pinpoint the things you do well and take note of the areas in which you could improve.
Build a recruitment team
If you don’t already have a team at your organization dedicated to recruitment, build one. By investing in trained recruitment experts, you not only will be able to hire more efficiently, but you also won’t have other employees trying to fit this work into their normal roles and responsibilities. This team can efficiently screen applications, conduct phone screens and in-person interviews and coordinate making offers.
Why would someone want to work at your company?
This may seem like an odd thing to consider, but by asking yourself this perhaps tough question, you will be able to craft a better job posting and have an easier time marketing your company. Make a list of all the qualities about your company that people would want to know.
- What’s your company culture like?
- How big is your organization?
- What’s your physical office space like, and where is it located?
- What kinds of salaries and benefits packages are available?
Whatever your story, don’t embellish it, but do shout loudly the attractive things you have to offer. Good candidates will take notice.
Write an effective job posting
Once you’ve taken note of all the things your company has to offer, use them to write an effective job posting. Be specific, and remember to craft a posting that’s true to what the job requires. For more information on how to write an effective job description, click here.
Get the word out
If you’re part of a very well-known company, you may already have existing marketing you can leverage to help promote your business and hiring efforts, but if you’re a smaller and less well-known organization, you’ll need to tell people about your company. This can happen in a few different ways:
- Traditional marketing, like print and web, are great ways to tell people about your business. Put marketing banners on popular job search websites and buy space in industry magazines.
- Invest in a recruitment video and printed pieces to use as you’re talking to candidates about your company. If you have a website you’ll use to garner interest and accept applications, be sure to include the video there and push traffic to it.
- By participating at large job fairs, it will be easier to talk to a lot of candidates at the same time.
- Attending and speaking at conferences is another good way to make your company better known. This also presents a great way to network within your industry, making job referrals possible in the future.
By being methodical and keeping all involved parties in sync, you can have a more streamlined and effective recruitment process, landing you the best candidates available to help contribute to your company’s success.
For an even more streamlined recruitment process, consider hiring a recruiting firm. You will get cream-of-the-crop candidates to consider, with none of the above fuss and bother. You just pick up the phone, and well-qualified potential employees meeting your exact needs will quickly be presented to you for your assessment. Can it get any easier than this?
Businesses are often surprised to find out how many benefits recruiting firms can bring to their operations that strengthen their workforce, increase their productivity, and reduce their operating expenses.