The world’s best companies have better talent. Wondering how they do it? Here are tips you can use to win the hiring game in your field.
Treat Employees Well
Word spreads fast. And as one of today’s leading staffing agencies, Peoplelink knows smart candidates are well aware when a company has a poor employment brand. They hear about it from their friends, neighbors, colleagues, and on social media.
That’s why, when you’re looking to hire the best, you need to look internally first and ensure employees are treated with respect and consideration at all times – and that they actually want to work for your organization. When you do, they’ll be your best brand advocates.
Having a strong referral program is another key to finding top talent. Employee referrals typically provide better-than-average candidates because your team members know the culture and have a stronger sense of the kind of person that will work successfully in your organization. Even if you don’t have a formal program, and you’re looking to recruit, then simply reach out to key employees and ask them for referrals.
Make the Application Process Easy
This sounds like a no-brainer. And yet, so many companies have a cumbersome, long-winded application process that can deter the best talent from applying. Keep in mind, you’re not basing a hiring decision off a resume. You’re simply trying to attract people that are a good fit for the position. So really spend some time writing a clear, concise job description; tout the benefits of working at your company; and include easy-to-follow instructions for applying.
Don’t Forget About Attitude
During the hiring process, go beyond assessing technical skills and evaluate for attitude, as well. What a person knows will change over time, who they are will not. And when you don’t take attitude into account during the hiring process, then you risk bringing someone on board who isn’t a good fit for your organization’s culture.
Start the process of hiring for attitude right in your job description by defining the attributes you’re looking for. For instance, if you know you need someone with the qualities of an extrovert, then communicate that factor so fewer introverts apply – making your screening and hiring job far easier.
To be successful, you need top talent. But if you don’t have the time to spend on the hiring process, then consider outsourcing it to a staffing agency. Whether you need temporary or full-time employees, outsourcing can help you locate employees who are valuable contributors and have the skills you need to achieve your organizational goals.
Ready to outsource your hiring needs to staffing specialists? Call Peoplelink. As one of today’s leading staffing agencies, serving companies around the nation, we can work with you to ensure you hire right – the first time. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.