Making sure you are bringing on the right people is crucial to your business reaching its potential. Spending extra time finding the right candidates will save you from potential staffing issues down the line but how do we make sure we’re getting the best candidates possible?
Thankfully, it’s not as hard as it may seem. If you aren’t sure how to bring in the perfect candidates, here’s a few steps to help you get started.
First Look Inward
When you are looking to bring on more employees, it’s important to look at what makes your company tick. What’s the culture like? What are our values? Where do we want to be? Who fits in here? Asking questions like those should be the first step in forming the job posting you’re about to create.
Once you have questions like that answered, it’ll feel less overwhelming to create a detailed job description. You’ll have to tailor the responsibilities to the exact position but there’s more to that in a posting.
Mention how the culture impacts employees and makes their lives better. Talk about what’s offered, in addition, to paying, that makes your company a cut above the rest. If you are able to include information like that, you are sure to have your choice of the top candidates.
It’s easy to feel that the different avenues of social media and online job boards can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there’s software that can help make things a little easier. There are numerous options when it comes to automating social media postings. This will allow your business to stay engaged with its followers without having to be glued to Twitter, Facebook, etc.
And there’s also ats software to ease the stress of hiring and onboarding. Using that will allow you to keep everything digital streamlined from one hire to the next. That’ll make it easier to find candidates and take care of all their new hire paperwork.
Think Outside Of The Workspace
If you want to get a better idea of who a candidate is and make sure they are the right person for the job, take them on a tour of the office and see how they react. Introduce them to others and see what they do. Are they friendly? Are they interested in what they are seeing? Are they asking questions to those are they introduced to or do they seem disinterested and rude?
Giving a candidate a walk of your office is a great way to see who they are and how they’ll be with others in the day-to-day. Look out for every detail, see if they are shaking hands or if their eyes are glazing over.
Another level of this is to take the candidate out to dinner or lunch. This might not be something that makes sense for every position at the company, but it could give you some critical information when bringing candidates into high-level positions. If you really want to see how someone is as a person, and as an employee, see how they treat a server.