Employees are the beating heart of just about every organization. This is precisely why it is supremely important to try and hire some of the best candidates out there for each available position in your company. Most recruitment and HR personnel are always on the lookout for fresh talent that would increase the overall efficiency of their organization. Here are a few tips that can help you to improve the quality of your hiring process for the betterment of the whole organization.
1. Make sure that you get all of your job ads right
Many recruitment sites claim that most of the respondents find unnecessary jargon to be a negative trait in a job description. Some consider it confusing while others find it outrightly annoying. It would be a good idea to avoid all of the fancy terms and terminologies and get your point across in plain unvarnished English. The serious candidate would be sure to apply. Apart from checking your ad for grammar and syntax errors, you should also give the prospects an idea of the work they would need to perform, their working hours, as well as expected remuneration.
2. Find out which platforms your talent reads the most
Old social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In are good ways to connect with new and emerging talent, as are several job-related sites. However, the new and upcoming platforms include Instagram, Snapchat, and even Pinterest. You can also use these platforms for research purposes regarding your target audience. You can analyze them thoroughly in order to gain valuable insights for your recruitment strategy. However, it is pertinent to note that all of these platforms have their own strengths and weaknesses, so you should plan your recruitment strategy accordingly.
3. Broadcast your proposition
Many, if not most job seekers almost always consider their employer’s brand even before they consider applying for a job there. However, the same doesn’t hold true in the case of most companies that rarely ever have an ‘employer brand strategy in place. Always remember the stronger your brand, the more visible would be your pool of talent. You will also have higher retention rates and easier recruitment for the most talented people in the pool. You have to create a brand that will stand out from the competition and ensure that great talent always wants to work with you over other employers. Here you can offer better perks and remuneration packages to attract the best people. However, it is not just about money. Today’s savvy recruit wants a great working environment and a wonderful organizational culture that they would gel into and enjoy working with, for a long time.
4. Find willing advocates
Employee advocacy will help to substantially increase the potential audience for your job ad exponentially. Apart from that, it actually speaks volumes to your target audience regarding your brand. Best of all, it is absolutely free. It is very simple really. Most prospects trust the advice as well as the recommendations given by friends and/or family members. If your organization is a popular place to work in, it is reasonable to assume that your prospective employees would know about it via their professional and personal networks. Of course, the more good things they hear about you, the more interested they would be in working for you. Ultimately, it will lead to a direct increase in the overall success rate of your company as well as recruitment policy.
Here, it is pertinent to note that your current employees are your single most powerful brand ambassadors and marketers. You can keep cultivating your ‘top employer’ image by being the best employer around.
5. Use freelancing platforms to hire
Freelance platforms are a popular way to find high-quality talent when you need someone on the side. Freelance platforms have been a great way for businesses to find and hire freelancers, but they can also be challenging. Companies must sift through profiles of professionals based on what they need to be done in order to get an idea of who is right for them or their project – not just time-sensitive projects either. In freelancing platforms, you can find specialized talents that offer great opportunities to find scientific freelancers & industry experts.
6. Use commercial services
You might also consider using the services of a global PEO to help you hire and manage new hires. After all, there is nothing like a network of real professionals who can reach out and find you the best prospects available for your vacancies.
Recruitment is the backbone of any company. You can recruit the very best people out there by hiring professionals to do the job for you as well as being such great employers that your staff will automatically become your brand ambassadors. Good luck with your recruitment efforts.