After you post a job, you will likely get flooded with resumes. This can be both overwhelming and exhausting. It’s a lot to get through and – with so much on the line – it can put a lot of pressure on your shoulders. To help you improve your recruiting skills and make the process easier, while still attracting top talent to your business, here are a few tips to follow:
Tips to Level Up Your Recruitment Skills
Create and promote your employer brand.
When your company has a positive employer brand, recruiting will be a lot easier. Candidates will have a positive impression of your company, and the best ones will want to work there, making it easier to source top talent.
So what is your employer brand? It’s basically what sets you apart as a business and an employer. It demonstrates to candidates why they should want to work for you. It showcases your beliefs, attitudes, and values on your website and careers page, in social media, and in your jobs postings.
Use data to make decisions.
Thanks to today’s technology, tracking, collecting, and measuring data is easier than ever. This will help you to identify patterns, forecast trends, and make better hiring and staffing decisions for your company.
A few metrics that are critical to this process include application completion rate, cost- and time-to-hire, the time it takes for candidates to respond, and the qualified candidate rate. Once you assess these, you can identify areas where improvements and efficiencies can be made.
Build an employee referral program.
Some of your best new hires will come to you through employee referrals. This is one of the simplest, most cost-efficient ways to hire. So make sure you’re building a robust referral program that encourages your people to provide you with referrals and also rewards them for a positive outcome.
Don’t forget about passive candidates.
Have there been candidates in the past you didn’t hire, but who impressed you? When you have a pipeline of these passive candidates in place, tap them when it’s time to hire again. Perhaps a better-fit opportunity just opened up at your company. Be ready to make a move and reach out to inquire about their interest in it.
Get expert help hiring.
If your recruiting efforts aren’t yielding the results you want, turn to an expert team. At OneSource Staffing Solutions, our recruitment firm can help you hire the people you need, fast. We’ll work with you to learn about your unique needs, challenges and goals, and then customize a cost-effective solution that delivers the best-fit candidates. Contact us today to get started.