Recruiting Tips For Hiring Managers
Filling open positions can be difficult in today’s labor market. Here are five recruiting tips that will make it easier:
Recruit for your “bench”. Always be recruiting. Devote time to recruiting, even if you currently don’t have any open positions. Identify potential candidates through your network, at trade meetings, etc. When you identify a potential candidate, explain that you don’t have an open position at present, but you would like to maintain contact until you do.
Honor your requirements. Prepare a written Job Description that includes required and preferred criteria. Consider only candidates who meet every required criteria. Don’t select a candidate who excels in one area but is lacking in another. Remember that cultural requirements are important. Be patient. You are better off waiting and hiring a candidate who is the right fit than expecting someone to evolve into what you want h/h to be.
Elevate your company. You want your company to be at the top of the candidate’s list when you are ready to make a job offer. Make sure that you communicate your company’s advantages over the competition, i.e. location, benefits, culture, values, awards, etc.
Compensation. While compensation is not always the deciding factor for candidates, it is, of course, key. Know what your competition is paying and be competitive. When you find qualified candidates, offer what they are worth to you.
References matter. Of course most references will be reluctant to say anything negative about a candidate. However, you can make reference checking a valuable component of recruiting by asking probing questions and “reading between the lines”.
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