Recruiting employees is a necessary part of managing a company. Due to the time and expense involved with hiring, training and retaining top talent, hiring managers need to find candidates with the required skills and experience who will fit best with the company culture. Fortunately, there are steps managers can take to improve the process. Here are five tips for successful employee recruitment.
Be Perceived as a Top Employer
Ensure employee practices for involvement, motivation, accountability, recognition, reward, promotion and retention make the business attractive. Also, encourage employees to discuss why they enjoy working for the organization and what benefits it may provide job candidates.
Use the Company Website for Recruiting
Make sure all information on the company’s vision, mission, values, goals and products/services is prominently displayed to attract candidates with similar interests and beliefs. Also, include employee interviews that provide insight into what it is like working for the organization. Include an employment section detailing open positions and what skills and experience the best candidate will possess.
Improve the Candidate Pool
Cultivate relationships with recruiters and staffing firms. Encourage employees to participate in industry conferences and professional associations so that they can network with potential job candidates. In addition, monitor job boards for active or passive candidates who may be looking for a new role. Place job postings on websites and in magazines of professional associations. Search for candidates on LinkedIn or other social media as well.
Involve Employees in Recruiting
Encourage employees to recommend candidates for open positions. Provide a monetary incentive if the candidate is hired and stays for a set time. Ask employees to review resumes and potential fit with company culture for candidates interested in working in their department. Employees know what their jobs entail and what company culture is like, making them perfect for that task. In addition, request that top employees meet with candidates during interviews to discuss their role within the organization and what they enjoy most about working there.
Increase Compensation, Benefits and Perks
Offer compensation, benefits and perks that are greater than what your competitors offer. For example, research what the average salary is for a position in your industry and offer a slightly higher salary. Also, find out what the average benefits package is within your industry, beyond health insurance and a retirement plan, and add in other benefits your company can afford. In addition, determine what perks your employees value most, such as working remotely or setting their own schedule, and offer what you are able to. Furthermore, educate candidates on the value of your compensation, benefits and perks so that they understand they are highly valued and want to work for you.
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