Growing your business requires that you get the right and the most qualified personnel to undertake various roles. This is necessary because it’s the team that helps realize the goals you have set for your business. However, the hiring process could be a daunting one for any employer or the HR team. Well, no employer wants to invest in hiring people who will not return value for the investment. In fact, poor recruitment has been known to lead to the loss of resources in business. Thus as you set out to hire qualified personnel, you must know where to look and how to go about the process.
Tips on Employee Successful Employee Recruitment
Lay down a hiring plan
As a business owner or manager, you are most likely interested in achieving both short term and long term goals, suggesting that you intend to be in business for long. It is, therefore, important to appreciate that hiring is a cycle that goes on and on considering the ever-changing trends in business.
To get it right as a recruiter, you must keep in mind the purpose of recruiting new personnel to join your business. Having a plan that details the terms of recruiting and ensuring that they fall within the goals of your business organization is the first step to getting it right.
Be specific on a Talent Search
It is important to concisely determine the skills that you are looking for in your prospective employee. As such, the job description posted when inviting for applications should be particular on the skills and competencies that you need to draw to your business. This helps in attracting only the relevant applications. It also helps in understanding the prospective employee.
The employees already attached to your business will most probably offer the best leads to the next employee. Yes, in most cases, the prospective employees you are pointed to already possess the knowledge of your business organization, its company culture, and the likes. Referrals help in avoiding the expensive and cumbersome process of conventional hiring, as you will find the best talent faster. You can use the approach to avoid some bottlenecks in talent recruitment like wastage of time and money etc. There is also the aspect of uncertainty with new employees.
Look Beyond the Skills
Work experience is great, as it points to the hands-on skills of an individual. However, when hiring new personnel to join your business, you should look beyond that. Look for overall skill set, intelligence, and work ethics. These types of employees are more flexible and will most likely fit and adjust to the dynamic business environment, therefore, offering the best value.
Those with good skill sets may even be hard to fit into your business, especially if you are a startup.
Design a Proper Onboarding Process
All recruits need some guidance and encouragement in their new workplace. They need to be oriented into the new culture while equipping them with the necessary tools and skills to take up the job.
Research has shown that about one-third of new hires quit their jobs in the first three months. It’s often a product of poor onboarding in the employee lifecycle. To recruit the best and retain the employees, you will need to provide a better onboarding process that will prepare the prospective employees to join your team. At this stage, you will already know the kind of employee you intend to induct into your business. This will make it easier for you to give the employee the best process that will translate to productivity.
Set Talent Engagement Goals
You are hiring employees who you need to stay the course. As such, you must have an engagement plan and reveal it to the employee from the word go. This should include the motivations and the perks they expect. The main idea here is to be clear with what the prospective employee should expect. In the long run, you will motivate and give the employee a good workplace environment translating to long retention periods.
People often work for monetary value for their knowledge, skills and hard work. It is therefore paramount to discuss compensation with the employee in-depth. Precisely, what the employee should expect for working in your business. At this early stage, both the employee and you will determine whether to move on with the hiring process or not.
It is important for you as the recruiter to be well versed in the process of successful hiring to avert the costly consequences of poor recruitment. Ensure you give the employee a marvelous experience through every step of the journey with your business.