It is exciting to observe the growth of your company – watching two employees increase to ten and slowly to a team of fifty or more. While the recruitment process can result in positive business growth, it can be quite daunting. How do you ensure you’ve established an effective recruitment process that supports your evolving business landscape? Recruiting new employees should serve to upgrade your talent pool, address skill gaps within your team and contribute positive energy to your organizational culture. Investing in a top-notch recruitment process ensures long term success for your business.
Keep reading for tips and tricks to start your recruitment process:
- Consider poaching the best talent from other companies
85% of jobs are filled through networking and referrals. People already in the work force are a great source of talent and experience. “Head hunting” is not as uncommon or ‘sneaky’ as you might think. Capable individuals often seek new challenges to take their experience to the next level and will consider an offer that provides them an opportunity for advancement and growth (not just a higher paycheck).
- Seek counsel from a recruitment agency
Depending on the scale of your company, you should consider a recruitment agency – after all, they are experts in finding suitable candidates with the experience and talent you need. If your needs are very specific, they can source a pool of applicants for you, saving you the time of going through ill fitted CVs or resumes.
- Recruitment Software – Easy as 1, 2, 3
There are online platforms where you can scout for new applicants. In addition to modern job-finding social platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook, there is a world of online resources available at your fingertips. You can post available positions on various job boards and achieve excellent results.
Now that you know how to find potential candidates, let the fun begin!
Create a list of non-negotiables. While you should be open to an array of potential candidates, you should not compromise on those traits and values that represent the essence of your brand. Having a strong organizational culture in place will help you stay true to your company’s values and build a stronger team. Consider every new employee as a brand ambassador and how they reflect your company’s ideals.
Remember, recruiting should be a pleasant process for you as well as for the candidate. Don’t just fill another position, invest the effort and resources towards building an energized team.