It’s beyond frustrating when you have an open position to fill, but can’t seem to find the right person for the job. If you’ve been spending your days interviewing candidates who aren’t knocking your socks off, it’s time to make a change. Your company deserves top-quality talent, so you shouldn’t have to settle for anything less than the best.
3 Ways to Attract Top-Quality Job Candidates
Tired of interviewing subpar candidates? Step up your hiring game by incorporating these three tactics into your recruitment process:
Encourage Employee Referrals:
Each of your employees has a vast professional network filled with former colleagues, classmates and peers who would be a great fit for your team, so ask for referrals. Offer a cash incentive to anyone who refers a candidate who is hired and stays on for a set amount of time. Involving your team in the recruiting process is a great idea because they also have a stake in the company. No one wants to work with someone who has a bad personality or is a known slacker, so you can count on them to only refer the best of the best.
Write Better Job Descriptions:
It’s easy to get into the habit of recycling job descriptions every time someone vacates a position, but that’s not a great way to present the job to new candidates. As time goes by most positions tend to evolve, taking on new responsibilities and eliminating outdated ones. If possible, review the job description with the person who is leaving the position and re-write it together to ensure it’s accurate.
Sell Your Company:
You know your company is a great place to work, but do candidates? If you’re not mentioning all the great perks of working at your company in the job description ─ such as flexible working opportunities, casual dress code and free health club memberships ─ you’re not properly selling the organization to top candidates. These people have their choice of companies, so you need to use everything you have to attract them.
Need a little help improving the quality of your candidates? Contact Longview Search Alliance. We’re so committed to finding the best person for the job every time that we haven’t had a failed placement in more than two years ─ nearly unheard of for this industry!