A strong candidate pool gives you more selection options to find the best employee for your vacancies. If your current list of potential employees lacks the experience you desire, consider changing your recruitment methods. Going beyond your usual recruiting activities opens you up to finding creative, experienced employees to advance your company.
The business connections you make offer the potential for generating leads on candidates for your company's vacancies. Joining professional organizations, both local groups and online organizations, gives you access to others in the field. Look for organizations specific to your field as well as general business organizations in your community. Consider everyone you meet as a potential business contact or referral for employees. Even business contacts at competing companies may benefit you. If another company in the same field must reduce its workforce, you have a connection to those employees who lose their jobs.
Your presentation when you meet potential job candidates gives you an opportunity to set your company apart. If word gets out about your different approach to recruiting and approaching job candidates, your company may receive even more inquiries from job seekers. Showcase the details that make your company different from other potential employers. Creating a positive workplace culture that values risk-taking and ownership in the intellectual process gives you a bragging point during your recruitment presentations. Consider adding perks like tuition reimbursement that will attract candidates.
Your current employees hold the potential for generating new leads for job openings. Build a referral program that appeals to your employees so they are more likely refer their acquaintances. An effective referral program rewards the referring employee if one of his candidates is hired by the company. Consider monetary awards or extra vacation time as a thank you for the referrals. Promote the referral program regularly to keep a steady flow of names coming in.
Internships draw in people who are new to the field, often college students. The interns get a taste of the work while you get a new temporary employee. Think of the internship as a trial period. Some of the interns may hold the skills that would make them strong contenders for permanent positions with the company. If your business doesn't require specific training or certification, a temporary employment agency is another option for trial employees. Use the agency to fill positions temporarily and test out the employees to determine if you want to hire them full time.comments powered by Disqus