Attracting top talent is critical to your organization’s future success. Hiring the right candidate results in lower employee turnover and increased productivity.
On the other hand, hiring the wrong candidate can harm your company culture and waste resources training an employee who will only be around for a short time. Therefore, your recruitment team must understand how to engage candidates while also streamlining the process to target the right professionals for the position.
When looking for new candidates, it is critical that you develop a comprehensive strategy. This can include online recruitment initiatives such as creating a career page on your website and marketing your company as an exciting place to work.
Finding exceptional candidates can be challenging. To help you with it, we have listed below some tips on how to find the right candidate for your company.
Maintain Constant Contact With the Hiring Manager
Collaborate closely with the recruiting manager to create a departmental talent community. The recruiting manager has firsthand knowledge of what to look for in a candidate.
So, working with a recruiting manager will help you better direct your talent plan if you already have one. They will tell you where to look for a candidate, what qualities may appear appealing, and what details to look for when forming a talent community.
Assess Your Current Sourcing Strategy
Building a talent community requires a strong sourcing strategy. Therefore, you must constantly assess your candidate sourcing strategy over time. This will assist you in eliminating flaws and improving them with newer input.
According to statistics, talented employees get hired from the market within 10 days. So, your sourcing strategy should be so effective that it only takes you a few minutes to spot a deserving candidate.
Outsource the Recruitment Process
Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is the long-term transfer of ownership of all or a portion of an employer’s recruitment process to a third-party specialist. Recruitment process outsourcing enables organizations to scale resources in response to fluctuating requisitions, allowing them to meet hiring demands without increasing budgets to pay for in-house recruiters or recruitment agencies.
A full-service RPO partnership provides daily administration as well as big-picture, strategic guidance throughout the entire recruitment process, from talent consulting to onboarding assistance.
Other advantages of outsourcing the recruitment process when trying to find new candidates include:
- Reduced recruitment costs
- State-of-the-art technology
- Compliance support
- Faster time to fill
- Decreased turnover
- Advanced analytics
- Diversified talent pools, etc.
Respect the Candidate’s Time
Many companies excel at finding and contacting candidates. However, when it comes to the email’s call to action, they miss out on a large number of qualified candidates. Your call to action should always be considerate of the candidate’s time.
Never request that they:
- Apply for a job because you are the one approaching them.
- Administer a test, before explaining the role and recruitment process over the phone.
- Send their resume or cover letter in the first email because you should already have this information before contacting them.
Examine Previous Candidates
When looking for new candidates to join your team, consider the candidates you did not hire. There’s a chance you have a list of perfectly good prospects who were unable to advance to the next round because you only had one opening.
However, they meet the requirements and are compatible with your company’s culture. You also spent time screening and interviewing them, so why not maximize your return on investment?
Consider adding them to your talent pipeline, especially for upcoming positions. Additionally, begin providing feedback to candidates you were unable to advance. It’s a good way to keep strong prospects interested in future roles with your company.
Source for Future Positions
The demand for talent is limitless. Even if you are not currently recruiting or filling any positions, the future holds limitless possibilities. To stay ahead of the competition and ensure great talent enters your pipeline, you must constantly seek resources.
Going forward, niche marketplaces, college job boards, local recruitment firms, employee referrals, candidate referrals, and your client base may be the best places to find new candidates.
Since the best candidates are in such high demand, you must be more strategic if you want to win them for your team. When the competition for top-tier talent is fierce, you must follow all the needed steps and find the candidates your organization requires to succeed.