Recruiting is a very important task that every company will be faced with every now and then. Whether you are hiring people for the first time or replacing those who have been fired or quit, you need to get it right. Even if you are locum tenens staffing or filling part time positions you should never underestimate the importance of a good recruitment process. Remember that these people will be the workforce that will determine how much output your business will have. So, how can you get it right at all times? Follow these tips and you will be satisfied with the staff members you will hire.
1. Write a compelling description.
The first thing you will be required to determine is what you are looking for. What position do you intend to fill? What qualities must a suitable candidate possess? State these clearly in the job description before putting it out there. Outline clearly what the roles of the person will be and state why your company is the perfect place for them to work. Think like a marketer and market yourself as an employer.
2. Promote Employee Referral.
Your employees are the best sources of recruiters. They can market your company and the position positively to people in their networks. The current employees know who among their allies are qualified to fill the position. Therefore, when they bring in a candidate, he or she is likely to be qualified for the position. To promote employee referrals while recruiting you can offer rewards for those who bring in candidates. They will be motivated and will go out of their way to get you the best they can find.
3. Diversify the places where you advertise.
Different people have access to different platforms. Be sure to place advertisements in several places. You cannot rely on one method as it may not get you the best selection out there. You want to make sure you are advertising in the place directed at the person you are looking for. Place advertisements in print media, online, TV commercials, on noticeboards at the workplace and so on. This diversifies the pool of people you will be able to reach and hence give you a higher chance to get the right person to fill the position.
4. Pay competitively and state it clearly.
The pay should be the most you can afford. Aim to at least match what your competitors pay the people in similar positions. Be clear in the ads about how much you are willing to pay. This means that anyone who will apply will be aware of how much they are likely to earn and you will negotiate less. This will save you time and make it easy to process the applications since there will be very few people who expect a salary that is much higher than what you are offering.
5. Create a good working environment.
Everyone wants to work in a good working environment, with the resources they need and friendly people. Your company may be a good work environment, but if you do not inform the prospective employees they will not know this. Take advantage of your website and use it to show how great the workplace is. You could even have the current employees write testimonials about how much they enjoy working at the company. This is not just about PR though. Ensure that the working environment really is what you say it is. Improve on the working conditions and encourage teamwork and courtesy among the members of staff.
6. Prioritize experience.
Many candidates will apply. Who should you choose? Look at the experienced candidates and give them preference. However this is not all you need to look for. Look for people who are passionate about what they do and are ready to learn. Team playing capabilities are also essential. Be particularly careful when going through the applications and interviews. Experts advise that you should recruit the smartest person you come across.
Follow these tips and you will surely be pleased with the results that you get. The recruitment process will be smooth and fast. You will get competent people who are capable of filling the position and adding value to your business.