Hiring a new employee can be a very long and arduous process. For starters, you might have to sift through hundreds of different resumes and cover letters for just the one open position. Then, once you have a shortlist of possible candidates, you then need to spend time interviewing them. Most companies prefer to have at least two rounds of interviews these days which takes up a whole lot of time and it could even eat into the business’s budget. So, there is no wonder that so many entrepreneurs end up annoyed and frustrated when they realize that they have hired someone who is completely incompatible for their new position. It means having to stick it out with this new hire or going back to square one and starting all over again with the recruitment position. Neither of these are good situations to be in.
Thankfully, there are a few ways you can avoid being in either of those situations. You just need to use these game-changing points to make sure you always find the best new talent the first time around.
Take Advantage Of Free Job AdvertisingDid you know that there are now lots of free job advertising that you could take advantage of? It’s true; you don’t always have to pay to post on job boards and use recruitment firms if you don’t want to. Although, many business owners find that using both paid and free job advertising options is the best way to boost their recruitment. If you use both, then you are maximizing the number of people that you will be able to expose your advert to. And that means that you are a lot more likely to post an advert where someone with expert skills and experience will see it.
Utilize Social MediaDon’t forget to post links to all your job adverts on the various social media platforms that your company uses. If someone is interested in eventually working for your business, then they will no doubt be following at least one of your company’s social media profiles. Posting a link to the advert in a tweet or Facebook status should ensure that they see it. Plus, you can try and get as many of your followers to retweet or share the post, so as many people as possible get to see your advert.
Get Leads From Current EmployeesIt’s also worth asking your current employees if they know of anyone who might be suited to any open positions that you are recruiting for. They might have previously worked with someone at another country who is now job hunting. If they think that they would be perfect for one of your jobs, then they could always connect them with you. They might even have a friend who is looking for a job. You never know who your employees are connected to in their private and personal lives, so it’s always a good idea to try to get some leads from them. If you start a referral program, then this could encourage employees to come forward with possible candidates.
Take A Look On LinkedInIf you don’t already start utilizing LinkedIn in your recruitment process, then you should start doing so now. There are a couple of different ways you can use this professional networking site to your advantage. The easiest thing you can do is post all of your job adverts to it. There are thousands of job hunters on LinkedIn and they should notice your advert if they are looking for jobs that match its profile. You can also approach job hunters yourself as well. Most LinkedIn members who are currently looking for a new job will have mentioned this on the profile somewhere. If you see someone who is actively job hunting and their skills and experience seem to be exactly what you are looking for, it’s always worth sending them a quick message and seeing if they would be up for arranging an interview.
Set Up An Email Marketing List For Job HuntersIf you regularly have lots of job openings in your company, it’s a good idea to set up an email marketing list that job hunters can use. This email marketing list should be sent out either once every two weeks or once a month with a list of the positions that you are currently hiring for. If someone spots a great job in the newsletter, then they will be able to get in touch with you about it. Make sure that you make it easy for job hunters to sign up for this mail by linking to the subscription page on your website as well as on some social media profiles.
Use More Than One Job BoardIf you only currently post your job adverts to one online job board, it’s worth branching out and targeting a few more. Everyone will have their favorite board that they check when they are looking for new employment, and if they only ever check just the one job board, then your advert on a different website could be completely passing them by. So, think of a few other boards that you might want to post on, and you could really increase the amount of exposure that your job adverts get.
Go To Local Networking EventsIt’s also worth attending local networking events as well. These give you the chance to meet other employers and discuss the different recruit process in place at each of your companies. Not only that, though, but it also puts you face to face with job hunters. This is your chance to promote your company and explain to them why they should apply for any open positions that you currently have. When you are at these networking events, make sure that you take plenty of business cards to hand out. Then there is no chance that a potential job hunter will forget your contact details or the name of your company.
These tips should help you bring in some new top talent!