Hiring is typically fraught with challenges. After all, it isn’t easy to find highly skilled professionals who are also a strong culture fit. Often, it feels like trying to find a needle in a haystack, and that can make the whole process frustrating.
It’s that frustration that leads some hiring managers to make poor decisions. They decide to settle for a candidate that isn’t a great match, often as a means of simply wrapping up the process.
However, you don’t have to make that sacrifice. It is possible to find high-quality candidates efficiently. If you are looking to bring on a new hire, here’s what you need to know.
Get to Know Your Ideal Candidate
When hiring managers create job ads, the tendency is to create a list of must-haves and identify an experience level minimum. It’s a requirements-oriented approach and, while it may seem useful, it isn’t always.
Often, creating a laundry list of must-haves limits your talent pool unnecessarily. Since many candidates won’t apply unless they have everything you’ve included, you miss out on exceptional job seekers.
Instead, take a moment to envision your ideal candidate. Consider what skills and characteristics they bring to the table. Then, instead of creating that requirements list, describe the person you have in mind. Talk about soft skills, personality traits, and technical capabilities (limiting the last to the skills that are genuinely needed on day one).
By using that approach, you increase your odds of finding job seekers with the right mindset and who are brimming with potential. Remember, a passionate, dedicated new hire can often learn the technical aspects of the role as long as their foundational skills are otherwise strong. They can be molded into your perfect employee, creating an opportunity you might have missed out on otherwise.
Showcase Your Company’s Culture
Since culture fit is a significant determinant of future success, make sure your company’s culture is on full display. Discuss it on your organization’s career pages and highlight it on social media. Let candidates know what you have to offer and give them insights into your mission and values.
Finding an employee that will thrive in your culture needs to be a priority. By putting yours on display, you increase the odds that candidates that apply will fit into your workplace, as those that wouldn’t likely won’t submit a resume.
Work With a Staffing Firm
Sometimes, the best way to find exceptional candidates is to work with recruitment experts. By partnering with a staffing firm, you gain access to experts to help you navigate the recruitment process, target top talent, and entice leading candidates to apply.
Plus, most staffing firms maintain vast networks brimming with talent. They may already be in contact with your ideal match. By working with them, you gain quick access to that professional, expediting the entire process.
If you would like to work with a leading staff firm, the team at TempStaff wants to hear from you. Contact us to learn more about our services today.