Employees are always the best assets of a business. The smooth operation and growth of a business will depend so much on the talent filling key positions in the company. This makes recruitment and human resources management even more important, especially in a market as competitive as today.
For many businesses, however, attracting and recruiting the best talent is still difficult. If you’re suffering from the same problem, these hiring hacks will help you overcome the challenges in a few simple steps. Let’s take a closer look at them, shall we?
1 in 100
Ask any HR expert and hiring manager about the best rule to follow when hiring new talent and you will definitely get the Rule of 100 as the answer. The Rule of 100 is very simple. In order to find 1 exceptional person for an important role in your business, you need 100 candidates. This is where the challenge lies.
For big, well-known companies, getting 100 applicants is fairly easy. For smaller businesses, especially new startups, it is a tall order. There are several ways you can overcome this challenge. You can start by fine-tuning the channels you choose to reach suitable candidates. Try incorporating social media and other online instruments to expand your reach.
You can also work with a recruitment agency. This way, you are benefiting from the resources offered by the recruitment agency – including top-of-the-line staffing software and years of experience in handling recruitment – to reach a lot of relevant candidates and find that 1-in-100 person you’ve been searching for.
Expand Your Network
Networking is always a good thing to do when you’re running a business. In fact, networking is not only useful for finding potential customers and new opportunities. You can expand your network to include potential candidates for future positions.
Let’s say you’re expanding your operations and you’re enjoying a healthy increase in sales. Hiring a head of sales would be a good idea since the person can help you manage sales activities better. Instead of going through the recruitment process from the start, you can search your existing network for potential candidates.
The internet really makes networking a lot easier to do. You can connect with industry leaders and talented people through social media. Be sure to brush up your business (and personal) LinkedIn profile for better online networking.
Observe Your Competitors
Yes, stealing talent from competitors is actually a good idea. Not only will you be able to find new talent for your business you will also be disrupting a competitors’ growth by hijacking their key team members.
There only one catch to using this method: it is usually more expensive to hijack talent than to discover someone yourself. You need to offer a better reward package as well as the right mix of good working environment and challenging work to attract the best of the best.
With these three tips in hand, however, attracting the best of the best is no longer a tall order. Use these recruitment hacks to gain access to the best candidates for your business.