Maintaining an edge in today’s competitive workforce is vital to business growth and profitability. A key component in the success of any business is hiring qualified employees. Approaching your search for employees requires aggressiveness, thoroughness, and creativity to garner the best results. Let’s take a look at ways to ensure a successful search for great employees.
Provide Accurate Job Descriptions
To acquire the best candidates for your job listing, provide an accurate and thorough listing of the requirements and expectations for the position to reduce the number of unqualified applicants.
Attracting Good Prospective Employees
Today’s job applicant takes the initiative to research potential employers. Make sure that your company’s website and social media sites always have current information and offers a clear picture of the brand and culture of your business. Be sure to highlight recent accomplishments and include testimonials from current employees about the benefits of working for your business.
Referrals From Current Employees
Current staff is a good source for recruiting new hires. The employees already know what the company is looking for and can suggest people who they feel will best fit the open position. Reward your employees with bonuses or other incentives if the prospect is a successful match.
Avenues For Screening Job Applicants
Technology is your greatest ally in securing the best applicants. Due diligence in checking education, former employers, references, background and credit checks of candidates will prove invaluable. Add detail to your screening process by reviewing the social media sites of prospective employees to ensure that the prospect will properly represent your brand. Consider a pre-screening interview via Skype to help narrow down the list of qualified applicants.
Perks and Benefits
Savvy business owners know that today’s potential employee values perks and benefits almost as much as they value salary. In fact, the perks and benefits offered can close the deal on hiring a prospect that is on the fence. Make sure that your company offers a competitive benefits package and offers perks such as flexible scheduling or workplace wellness incentives.
Finding great employees is intensive and time-consuming but well worth it when you acquire the person that is the right fit for the needs of your company. Deciding to outsource your search for qualified candidates to a staffing and recruiting firm is an alternative that will allow you to focus on building your brand knowing that knowledgeable professionals will handle your staffing needs. Contact us today for more information.
NextGen is the brainchild of longtime telecom professionals with nearly 50 years of experience and millions of dollars in Telecom Recruiting Services. We focus on establishing long term relationships with our clients and candidates so we can recruit the best and the brightest in the telecom industry. This ‘quality over quantity’ approach is at the heart of everything we do and has resulted in successful job placements at Fortune 1000 firms worldwide.