11 Feb 6 Tips to Happy Recruiting of the perfect candidate
Knowing how to attract the correct candidate is a tough task. Follow these six steps to happy recruiting, and you will be on the right track! It’s a worthwhile read, you won’t be sorry!
Ask better questions!
Get to know your candidate. Don’t make assumptions; this is a fundamental mistake often made by someone conducting an interview. There is no better way to get to know someone than when they are sitting in front of you. Probe the candidate, be sure to get all the information first hand!
Asking for and accepting Employee Referrals
The staff you currently have employed are the staff you hired so if they are referring someone to you, it could be worth your while considering their referral. They would understand first hand the job intricacies, demands as well as the skill set needed.
Seek and Embrace Diversity
Be open to welcoming new cultures into your team. Often diversity brings with it an opportunity for people to learn and embrace something new. It could be exhilarating and bring a whole new dimension to your workplace.
Communicate A Strong Employee Value Proposition
Being upfront with your candidate about its core values and ethics as early as the interview stage is critical. If a potential candidate doesn’t feel they fit or vice versa, why continue?
Streamline the Hiring Process
Don’t make this process unnecessarily long and drawn out. Ensure your company knows what you are looking for and don’t settle for less. If you have your exact candidate specification, and someone you have interviewed meets the criteria and feel they would be an excellent cultural fit, hire them! Why delay.
Write Catchy Job Descriptions
When advertising the job, be 100% sure that you are not overselling the position, neither underselling it. Use the correct terminology, specific words to attract the correctly qualified person, and brag a little about the benefits.
If you are struggling with the recruitment process or managing employees, please contact me.
Anthony Kettle is the co-owner of West Coast Personnel, a successful recruitment agency that has been around for going on 21 years in the Table View, Western Cape area. Anthony specialises predominantly in the engineering and manufacturing space; however, he has a wealth of knowledge to impart all aspects of recruitment. He has recently published his books, The Job Seeker’s Handbook and The Recruiter’s Handbook, available on Amazon as eBooks.