There is one common theme among every business in every industry, and it’s that everyone wants to hire the best talent. Finding the best employee possible, though, is like searching through all the fish in the ocean. The ocean is big and full of eager fish, and you have to ensure that you are casting your net wide enough to pick up the best talent.
As a business, you need to have a system in place that ensures that your hiring is not for nothing. There’s no point in putting out a generic job advertisement, because that’ll encourage generic job applicants. You want the best talent in the industry to be knocking down your door. Having a pool of talented individuals to choose from is a privilege, but you need that talent to stay organised. Contact details and resumes can easily get confused, so having the right management software – like PRIM – can keep your processes organised and easy to manage. If you’ve got all the back-office information on point, then the actual interviewing and hiring process is going to be so much easier to handle. With the right system in place, you can nail down the hiring process so that you are bringing in the right talent easily. Here are five steps for getting that done.
- Creating The Role. We mentioned generic job advertisements being a bad thing, and they are. You want to hook the best and to do that, you need to have something juicy to offer. Everything that you put into your job description should be exciting, catchy and make sense for your prospective applicants. Always include the salary and benefit information as well as a brief list of expectations; this can help narrow down the type of person you want.
- Advertising The Role. Once you’ve got your job description nailed, you need to get the word out. Thanks to the internet, you can hit the appropriate circle of people that you want to advertise to without much difficulty. Outside of the online space, think about heading to careers fairs and even using word of mouth to friends and colleagues so that they can bring in someone they can recommend.
- Interview Stage. You’re not just interviewing your select candidates; they are interviewing you. You need to make the interview stage seamless; no one enjoys four stages and an unpaid trial. Keep it neat and sweet with one panel interview with all the relevant people.
- Pre-Employment Checks. Once you have a smaller pool of potential applicants, start their background checks. You can’t just go off what people tell you; an impressive person on paper and in interview may still have an undesirable past, so be mindful of this.
- The Big Welcome. You’ve done the checks, your other candidates are informed they were unsuccessful but their details have been stored for next time and you have someone in mind to offer the role to. The last step is to ensure that your pick is set up for the role that you have hired them to do.
You’ve just smoothed out your recruitment process, and now it’s time to enjoy your new hire.