Top 5 Hiring Tips
With so many job seekers in today’s job market it ought to be easy to find the right candidate for a role, but for some employers it can feel like…
With so many job seekers in today’s job market it ought to be easy to find the right candidate for a role, but for some employers it can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. Luckily there are some sure fire ways that recruiters can ensure they end up hiring the right employee. From placing the job ad to extending an offer, here are top 5 tips to ensure your hiring success:
1 – Write the Right Job Ad
An attractive, articulate and descriptive advertisement will save you from trawling through piles of applicants that simply aren’t suitable for the position.
Quite simply, make sure you attract candidates with the suitable skills for the role.
Hiring success also depends on you winning over your target group in the first place; a well-designed ad is the first step in attracting the right candidates:
Well-designed job advertisements will attract you the right candidates and ultimately help you in hiring the right employee.
2 – Screen Applicants Effectively.
Reviewing resumes can be a time consuming task but it is important to assess them properly to make sure you end up hiring the right employee:
Essentially, pre screening helps you sort the wheat from the chaff and ultimately ensures you end up hiring the right employee for your company. Some employers use professional candidate screening to save time on this relatively lengthy part of the hiring process.
3 – An Effective Face-to-Face Interview.
After putting in the effort to attract, screen and invite your candidate for interview this is finally your chance to evaluate them for both their skills and their personality.
An interview will only help you in hiring the right employee if it is well conducted, so do your research and ask questions that will help you effectively evaluate your candidate for both their skills and personality (avoid useless ‘behavioral’ questions like: What’s your favorite color?).
4 – Keep runners up in the know
It’s not easy task but letting your runners up know they didn’t get the job is a standard courtesy that shouldn’t be avoided. By thoughtfully letting candidates know your decision you not only help your employer image, but you may have just scored someone who would be happy to be contacted when a different position become available.
5 – Integrate Your New Employee
Hiring success doesn’t end the moment you extend your offer. Once you have found your ideal candidate it is up to you to make sure that they integrate and ultimately stay working for you:
Least of all don’t just park your employee at a desk and expect them to get on with it. Being a new person isn’t easy and by helping your new employee integrate you can guarantee they will work better for you, and generally stay longer too. There are numerous ways to make sure you end up hiring the right employee but these top 5 tips will ensure you are on the right path to hiring success. What it ultimately boils down to is:
Some employers find that recruitment software can assist in effectively hiring the right employee. Professional software can help you compose and brand your ads, and efficient applicant tracking can quickly screen your applicants with pre-defined criteria. Once you have interviewed applicants you can easily accept or decline candidates, and even build your own candidate pool to ensure future hiring success. See the softgarden website for more.