As one of Phoenix’s top recruiting firms, PrideStaff knows that finding and hiring good people sounds easy enough. But when you’ve been searching for six months and had your last two top-picks accept other offers, you’ve probably come to realize the reality of the situation:
Hiring is hard work.
However, there are some steps you can take to make the process a little easier. Here’s a look at 6 of them:
#1: Refresh job postings.
Don’t continually post the same job ads year after year. Instead, if you’re regularly filling similar positions, refresh your postings. That means every time you’re gearing up to hire, take the time to review them and make sure they’re as accurate as possible. You can even split test job postings to see which ones – and which wording and messaging – are most effective. That way, you’ll have a much better chance at recruiting the talented people you need.
#2: Always be recruiting.
When it comes to recruiting, don’t ramp up efforts only when you have an empty seat to fill. Instead, it’s important to invest regular time in networking and connecting with potential candidates. When you do need to hire, you’ll then have a candidate network built and ready to tap for possible new employees.
#3: Take a multi-faceted approach.
Don’t just post your job on your website or a major job board and call it a day. Instead, take a more multi-faceted approach to recruiting. Ask for referrals from your internal team. Post the job to niche sites in your field. And take the time to cultivate a following on social media where you can promote your job opportunities.
#4: Be a candidate-friendly company.
Don’t focus on your needs only during the hiring process. Spend some time thinking about why a candidate would want to work for you – and then communicate those messages in job postings, interviews and throughout the hiring process. What unique perks or opportunities can you offer them? What does your existing staff like most about working at the company? And what sets you apart from other similar organizations?
#5: Test and check.
Don’t just take a candidate’s word for it when it comes to their skills and experience. Conduct skills testing, or assign a small project that will help you assess a candidate’s abilities.
In addition, don’t ever skip the reference checking process. Get at least three professional references – two of which should be past managers – and call them to discuss the candidate.
#6: Keep connected.
Even if you don’t hire a particular candidate, but think they could be an asset to the company in the future or in a different role, make sure you stay connected with them. Send them an invitation on LinkedIn, follow up with them via email every so often, and reach out to them should a job open up they’d be a good fit for.
Don’t have the time or resources to focus on recruiting? Not finding the talented people you need to fill your openings?
Call PrideStaff. As one of Phoenix’s top recruiting firms, we can provide you with access to skilled and dependable individuals for a wide variety of roles. From recruiting and screening to interviewing and negotiating, we can also help you with every aspect of hiring, start to finish. Contact PrideStaff today to learn more about how we can help you.