In 2023, investing in quality talent for you and your company is an absolute necessity. If you’re not sure where to start when hiring new team members, these five tips to have the best recruiting year yet will help you get started.
Write A Good Job Description
In order to stand out from other companies looking for solid candidates, you need to write a comprehensive, eye-grabbing job description. You should open with a summary of the position and be sure to highlight the core responsibilities and the hard and soft skills necessary for the position. Make sure to communicate the culture of your company as well. According to a recent survey, 77% of workers polled reported they consider a company’s culture before working there.
Streamline Your Application Process
It’s vital to hire the right person for the right job. Having a streamlined application process can help you avoid hiring the wrong person. First, you need to define your ideal candidate. What experience, hard skills, and soft skills do they need for the position? Second, set manageable goals for recruiting. And third, structure your process. Sometimes the pressure to hire quickly may be present, but don’t sacrifice speed for quality. Hiring the wrong person will cost you more time and money in the long run.
Use The Data You Have
Use all the data you have at your disposal to make an informed decision. Consult with other members of your team as well as those in other departments. See how you can add value and fill the greatest needs. Also, don’t be afraid to refer to previous candidate feedback on your interview process, this can be highly valuable in detecting blind spots in your recruiting.
Communicate With Applicants
Nothing turns someone off a job more than receiving a robotic, automated email confirming receipt of an application or resume. Adding a personalized response and follow-up email will generate more interest with your applicants. Timely responses are key here because many applicants may shift gears towards a company that can move quicker in the application process.
You’ve probably heard this a thousand times already, but if you are searching for high-quality candidates, it is imperative to have a strong online presence. Create a social media strategy and figure out what platforms you want to use like LinkedIn or Instagram. Build a “Careers” page on your company website. The most important rule of online networking is consistency. It’s not a “set and forget” game, so make sure you are interacting on your chosen platforms regularly.
Recruiting the right candidate can be a challenge at times, but these five tips are sure to help you get started. Chat with our team at NTG Staffing today and let us help you fill all of your recruiting needs!