Hiring top professionals for your team can be difficult. You may not know where to look or how to engage with them. Fortunately, we have some tips to help make the process easier.
Discover five ways you can source top professionals for your team.
1. Be an Employer of Choice
Cultivate your employer brand so top talent wants to work for you. This involves developing an attractive company culture that transparently shows your mission, vision, and core values. For instance, focus on regular communication among employees at all levels. Also, focus on regular feedback to help staff improve performance. Additionally, prioritize bonuses and raises as rewards for employee contributions and achievements. Plus, emphasize the importance of training, professional development, and stretch assignments to facilitate promotions. Make sure these elements are displayed on your company website, social media platforms, and employer review sites through employee photos, videos, stories, and testimonials.
2. Participate in Networking Events
Connect with other professionals at industry events. This may include seminars, conferences, or trade shows. Find out which company the person works for and what their role is. Ask questions about their main responsibilities and what they like best about their job. Exchange business cards so you can follow up later. Build a relationship so you can add the person to your talent pool.
3. Use Social Media Platforms
Build relationships with your company’s followers on social networks. This is a great way to engage passive candidates. You can reach out when a job opens up and see if they would like to learn more about the opportunity. Also, participate in industry-based professional groups through LinkedIn and other platforms. Ask and answer questions. Engage and connect with other members. Show you are a thought leader in your industry. Cultivate connections so you know where to turn when you need a vacancy filled.
4. Encourage Employee Referrals
Ask your staff to refer members of their network. Because they probably spend time with people who have similar personalities, they should blend with company culture. Your employees also can provide their referrals with insider information about the company, role, and responsibilities. This increases the likelihood that the person will want an interview. Plus, referrals tend to remain long-term because they already have a relationship with someone who works for the organization.
5. Partner with a Staffing Agency
Form a relationship with a local staffing firm that specializes in your industry. They have vetted professionals ready to work when you need them. You share the skills, experience, and qualifications you are looking for, then interview qualified candidates. You decide which one to hire, then negotiate a job offer through the agency.
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When you need accounting, bookkeeping, or light industrial employees for your New Jersey-based company, contact Staff Right Solutions. Get in touch today to learn more.