Skilled, eager to learn, a real go-getter whose personality and approach to work fit well within your company culture. Now . . . that’s not too much to ask, is it?
Since no one can afford to spend precious dollars and waste chunks of time on a bad hire, every hiring manager who’s worth a lick is beating the bushes for the best candidates to fill every opening at the company. They work hard at hiring not only because every position from the custodial staff to the general manager is important, but also because excellence in hiring translates to a successful bottom line.
So, where do you look for those applicants who will help your company excel?
Mass job postings that catch everyone looking for any job, anywhere, doing anything, often net less qualified applicants than these more targeted approaches.
Virtual career fairs
Exchange the travel and set-up, the hassles and expense common to physical job fairs for the ease of a virtual job fair. Showcase all your company has to offer without toting a heavy box or spending hours smiling behind a brochure-laden table. It’s an ideal way to reach out-of-the-area candidates who plan to relocate or would be willing to move for the right job.
By hosting a scheduled chat room, recruiters can share information about company life, job openings, the hiring process and more. Questions and responses are available for all participants to see. One-on-one side conversations can allow for a more personal approach and some fairs offer the option of video interviews.
Informal, in-house events
Maybe it’s an open house following an expansion or renovation. Could be an annual holiday event hosted for the community. What about that reception welcoming the new company president? All these events and a host of others present the perfect opportunity to showcase who you are as a company while targeting job applicants who already have an interest in your business.
Station friendly, out-going personnel in a prominent area near a display focused on current job openings. Prepare these ambassadors for the reality of conversing with mostly already-employed people who, at this point in their career, may be contemplating a job change.
FYI: many of the top-notch employees currently work for someone else. That doesn’t mean these quality workers wouldn’t be interested in what you can offer them.
Target the individuals who follow you on social media—Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc. By posting well-written job descriptions that detail job openings, you’ll be reaching an audience who, are both familiar with your products or services, and have at least a cursory interest in the business.
Create a “Why should you work for us?” campaign that highlights the features of your employment package and “pin” it to the top of your Facebook page. Share as much or as little about specific job openings as you’re comfortable with sharing. If you prefer to limit the details, direct more serious seekers to your website with a simple “check our website for employment opportunities” message.
A staffing agency
A reputable staffing firm can deliver skilled, quality workers to your doorstep, saving you both time and money. When the time-consuming recruiting and hiring process is efficiently handled for you, then your efforts can be focused on the many other tasks vying for attention. Let the trained personnel at the staffing firm see to the “homework” and “legwork” necessary to screen applicants. Trust their experience in the recruiting and hiring field to yield great hires for your company.
Loehr Staffing takes pride in hiring the best field associates in office/administrations, accounting, medical, clerical, and light industrial. Contact us today. Discover how we can supply quality workers to meet your company’s needs.