The employees of a company are one of the biggest factors that determine the levels of success that company will achieve. Every person you hire is an important decision, both in terms of their skill set, as well as how they will buy into the ethos of your company. While there will never be any guarantees when hiring staff, there are certain strategies and tactics you can implement. This article aims to give you some suggestions and hopefully provide you with the foundation to recruit the best staff possible for your needs.
Don’t Be Afraid To Employ Remote Workers
The workforce landscape has changed drastically over recent years, and you should be using it to your advantage. Previously, the number of potential employees would have been restricted by geographical boundaries. With the advent of the internet, the pool of talent available for each job has drastically increased. There are many advantages to recruiting remote workers, where the position is suitable. This can be a wonderful way of recruiting the best talent, at substantially reduced costs. Larger companies such as Microsoft and Uber have embraced the concept of hiring remote workers, and the trend is set to continue.
Don’t Dismiss (Qualified) College Graduates
It can be tempting only to recruit people with experience, but sometimes a newly qualified graduate can be the perfect addition to your staff. If you manage to employ the perfect graduate for your business, they can become a huge asset to your company. They bring fresh concepts and ideas, they are positive with a raw outlook on life, and enthusiastic to succeed. Many new graduates will also be keen to repay that faith shown in them. It can take a leap of faith to employ a recent college graduate, but provided you perform the necessary checks, it can reap huge rewards both for your company and the graduate.
Don’t Hire On Resume Alone, Hire The Person And Their Beliefs
Qualifications and previous experience are important things to take into consideration, but attitude and desire are if not more important. People who have a vast array of experience may demand more money, and may not be a great fit for the company. When hiring, you want to unearth those prospects who have a desire to work for your company, who want to embrace your vision, and who see the opportunity as more than just another job. These are the sort of people whose commitment and dedication to the cause is exactly what you are looking for, even if perhaps their qualifications or CV isn’t quite as impressive as the other candidates. This requires you as the employer to be a little more astute and exercise good judgment, but trust your gut instinct, as in many cases it is a great guide.
Build A Reputation As A Great Place To Work
Sometimes, the best way to recruit top quality talent is to establish a reputation for a wonderful work atmosphere. Ramsey Solutions is an excellent example of this, having been voted the number one place to work in Nashville eight times. Accolades and awards such as this encourage top talent to beat a path to your door, as they are desperate to work for such a company. Current employees who are happy in their job will also recommend the company to their friends and vice versa. Developing a positive and friendly company culture can produce many unforeseen benefits.
Never underestimate the importance of good quality staff, set out to recruit the best person for the job, and then ensure that you cultivate a positive, friendly atmosphere, to retain and develop those top quality people. Your aim should always be to encourage your staff to grow and prosper, while hopefully retaining their services and giving them the opportunity to gain promotion within the company.
Looking for more resources and advice on recruiting and managing new hires? Read our full length guide, Talent Management: How Companies Can Attract and Retain Talent. For suggestions on talent strategy, we have another post we recommend reading.
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