Best Practice Guidance To Aid Recruitment

Best Practice Guidance To Aid Recruitment






Cast the net wider

There are many different avenues of opportunity at your disposal when recruiting employees and filling vacant jobs. You want the best candidates to work for you so use all the tools at your disposal. Often, contrary to popular belief, the more obscure the avenue seems the better and stronger the candidates might be.

Generic untargeted advertisements in local and national newspapers are fairly indiscriminate and if these are your only recruitment methods then you're probably missing out on the more talented and determined crowd. People that are seeking a career rather than just a job are what you want. Job hunters use all the tools at their disposal to find the right job so it'd be selling your company short if you didn't do the same or put the same effort in when looking to recruit employees.

Be proactive in your approach to all things connected to recruiting. Seek to develop working relationships with local and also national recruitment consultants and recruitment agencies. Get in touch with local colleges and universities. Usually they'll have a placement or careers office so get to know the people that work there. It's in their interests to help their students and graduates find excellent places of work so you should be welcomed with open arms. If you have great prospects to offer job candidates then you have great prospects to offer them. 

Thing strategically about where you might find the people you need.  And be creative.  Do not just go for the obvious - this is what everyone is doing and it will not help you tap into new pools of talent.  Yes your competitor will have people with the necessary skills and training but relying on them as your main source of recruitment probably will result in inter-company poaching and salary escalation. Think about people who are not your competitors but will have people with the right mindset and broad/transferable skills.  You can always teach them about your particularly industry sector or customer base.

When advertising do it in specialist publications that cater and appeal to the kinds of people you're looking for. If you'd like more recruitment advice the Knowledge Centre at HireScores.com has many more articles, tips and information.

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