With so much competition out there, you’re bound to feel the pressure to create a thriving and inclusive workplace. As a hiring manager or recruiter, the responsibility of attracting and retaining the best talent within the industry falls on your shoulders.
Your time-to-hire and quality-of-hire metrics reveal a lot about you as a hirer. So, with all that pressure, it can be easy to hire the first person who ticks your boxes, only to discover that you let the best candidate slip away. To ensure this doesn’t happen to you, take note of the following five tips:
- Communicate Your Organization’s Mission And Beliefs
Many hiring managers make the mistake of writing a job description and omitting background information about the company. Often, the hiring managers themselves are not well-versed in their own company’s core values and beliefs. However, it’s essential to understand the direction the company intends to go in if you want to source the talent that will get you there. So, make sure you read up on your organization’s fundamentals. Only then can you recruit like-minded employees with matching core values.
- Know What You Need
When hiring, you need to know the ins and outs of the job vacancy you’re trying to fill.
Think about the tasks the future employee will need to do daily and the duties they may need to take on in the future. From here, you can start to see a picture of who the ideal candidate might be.
For example, if you were hiring for a web design agency and filling a vacancy for a graphic designer, one of the daily tasks may be to create multiple logos and graphics per day. To do so, you need an employee who is highly creative and manages their time well. Once you have a clear idea of the ideal candidate, you’re well on your way to sourcing only the best talent for your company’s future.
- Nail Your Job Descriptions
Your job description is often the first impression a candidate will gain of your organization, so you need to make it an attractive prospect. Consider the tone of voice you’re using in your job descriptions. This will play a huge part in the impression your company gives potential candidates.
Revisit your company’s foundations. These core values need to be infused within the job description. You must also make the role clear, including the “must-haves” and “nice-to-haves” you’re looking for in a candidate.
- Be Creative With Your Talent Sourcing Strategy
Make full use of social media platforms, and don’t be afraid to shoot a recruitment video.
With the vast majority of internet users watching videos online daily, a recruitment video will help your company stand out and show your organization as a modern and exciting place to work.
- Build A Talent Pool
Just because a candidate wasn’t the perfect fit right now, doesn’t mean they won’t be in the future. Wouldn’t it be a travesty if you interviewed two candidates, one of them performed only marginally better, and after securing the job, they left only a few months later? This is where talent pools can be infinitely valuable.
A talent pool is a collection of names you’re saving should a vacancy arise. This boosts your chances of keeping time-to-hire metrics low as you’ll have potential candidates as soon as a vacancy arises.
Hiring the best talent in the industry sounds like a complicated task, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow the tips above, and you’ll be able to create a compelling, welcoming, and exciting job description, which you can distribute in creative ways.