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It’s no secret that hiring is hard work. Not only that, but the stakes are high. As leading Tempe recruiters, PrideStaff knows that one bad hiring mistake can have a serious impact on productivity and profitability. So what should you do when you need to hire, but can’t find the right talent to bring on board?

If you’re facing this situation, the problem might not be with the quality of the candidates who are applying – and might instead be with your recruiting and hiring process. So if you’re having a hard time attracting great people to your company, take a step back and consider these areas for improvement:

Your candidate network.

This is the age of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Snapchat. If you’re not on the right networks, you might be missing out on opportunities to connect with top candidates. That doesn’t mean your company needs to have social media profiles on every channel available. It does mean finding out where your target candidates are – and making sure you’re leveraging the power of social media to communicate with them.

Your employer brand.

Today’s candidates want to work for companies with great reputations. So if it’s hard to distinguish your company among competitors – or worse, your company has a weak reputation as an employer – it’s likely impacting the quality of candidates coming your way. Your employer brand is like the face of your company. And you need a friendly, positive, welcoming one if you want the best talent knocking at your door.

Your communication process.

Hiring the right employee can be a difficult decision. But if you interview a great candidate – then leaving them hanging for three weeks – they’re going to have a negative impression of your company. And a poor candidate experience can have a huge impact on your ability to recruit the best people.

Your screening approach.

As a hiring manager, you want to make sure you have the best candidates to choose from by screening out the weak ones. But when you focus too much on filtering out – instead of reeling in – you could be driving top candidates to your competitors.

That’s why it’s so important to have a positive employer brand, make the application process as easy as possible for candidates, and keep them in the loop with plenty of communication throughout the hiring experience.

The bottom line? Hiring is a two-way street. Your company needs to find skilled, high-quality talent. At the same time, it’s important to recognize that job candidates want to work for top companies that will value them and help them advance their careers. When you consider both perspectives, you’ll be well on your way toward improving your hiring process and bringing great people on board in 2017.

Do you need more help hiring at your company?

Call the staffing experts at PrideStaff. As leading Tempe recruiters, we have the knowledge, proven processes, and candidate network to help you fill positions quickly with qualified, dependable people. Contact PrideStaff today to learn more about how we can help you.

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