The labor force is projected to grow at a slower rate through the next decade. The decline in the labor force will directly affect a business’s hiring and recruiting methods; quality employees may take extra effort to attract and retain. Focusing on the methods for recruiting top talent will need to be a company’s priority for success.
Know the Job
Time and effort is needed for recruiting top talent to a specific job. As a hiring manager, having an up-to-date and accurate job description is a top priority. A potential candidate must fit the job; educational requirements can only be one aspect of the hiring process. Having relevant experience and personality attributes needed for a position may be another aspect of the position. Hiring an employee who cannot do all aspects of the job will result in poor productivity or high turnover rate.
Take the time to develop perfect candidate by making a list of the ideal employee for the position. The list can include different attributes set by the company for success.
· Educational level; a post-secondary education is often the top requirement.
· Skill set needed for the job.
· Personal attributes; a job may require a person to be an extrovert with high communication qualities.
Hire From Within
Recruiting top talent may come from within the business. An entry level employee hired two years may have developed a different skill set. A hiring manager should always be on the lookout for potential employees to fill job vacancy. Current staff members who are giving the chance to grow and develop will be motivated by the aspect of a higher level position.
Current employees know what is needed to make the daily routine to run in a smooth and productive manner. Asking the current employees to recommend a candidate for a job vacancy can be healthy for the work environment. Employees like to feel as if they are part of the decision making process. Current employees are risking their reputation to refer a potential candidate for a position; qualified potentials are usually referred.
Beyond the Internet
Every company knows the Internet is a great recruiting tool to utilize in the search; company websites and job boards should be used. Going beyond the use of the Internet to recruit top talent may find the company a new pool of ideal candidates. Take the time to draw up an ad for industry trade journals or local newspapers. The passive candidate will be will to discuss new career opportunities with a recruiter.
By spending time focusing on the future of the company’s labor force, a hiring manager can take the time to develop the ideal employee. Recruiting top talent right out of college may result in a career employee. Participate in job fairs or employment boards. Participating in these recruitment activities can help in filling entry level positions while focusing on the potential candidate for long term goals.
Developing the right labor force for a company requires time and effort; recruiting top talent is a priority. Companies need to fill open positions in a timely manner while still focusing on the future of the labor force. By beginning with an ideal candidate profile and an accurate job description, the recruitment process will be an overall success.