Here are some tips and strategies on how to hire the best candidates in the sea of applicants, create a good employer branding and successful recruitment plan.
DEFINE THE JOB BEFORE LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES
Hiring the right employee starts with a job analysis.
The information from the job analysis is essential to developing the job description for the new employee. The job description assists you to plan your recruiting strategy for hiring the right employee.
PLAN YOUR RECRUITMENT STRATEGY
With the job description in hand, set up a recruiting planning meeting that involves the key employees who are hiring the new employee. At this meeting, your recruiting strategy is planned and the execution begins.
Managing to use and utilize all possible recruitment avenues (LinkedIn, Indeed, Jobstreet, UpWork, etc.) whether free or paid must be taken into consideration just to find the right candidate.
PRE-SCREENING PROCESS/ BACKGROUND CHECK
The most important reason to prescreen candidates when hiring an employee is to save the interviewing and selection committee time. While a candidate may look good on paper, a prescreening interview will tell you if their qualifications are truly a fit with your job.
Additionally, in a prescreening interview, you can determine whether their salary expectations are congruent with your job. A skilled telephone interviewer will also obtain evidence about whether the candidate may fit within your culture – or not.
Effective background checks are one of the most important steps when hiring an employee. You need to verify that all the presented, sterling credentials, skills, and experience are actually possessed by your candidate.
The background checks must include work references, especially former supervisors, educational credentials, employment references and actual jobs held, and criminal history. Other background checks when hiring an employee, such as credit history, must be specifically related to the job for which you are hiring an employee.
OPTIMIZE SOCIAL MEDIA
Social recruiting allows you to share job posting with your entire network and encourages a two-way conversation. Even if the people you reach aren’t interested in the role for which you’re hiring, it’s likely they may know someone who is a good fit. Also, by sharing photos and videos from company events or day-to-day office life, you give potential applicants a glimpse into your company culture.
Don’t forget to have an active social presence as an employer, too. Beyond just posting job openings and interacting with candidates, post snippets about good things happening to and for the workforce in your organization.
Read more: HIRING THE RIGHT CANDIDATE