Excerpt: You must invest in the proper tools and follow the proper steps to recruit well. Here, we discuss ten such pointers that can help you with recruitment for your staffing agency.
The whole recruitment process consists of many steps and stages, and each one of them has to be carried out thoroughly and properly to get the best outcome. Therefore, it is essential that the recruiter selects the best candidate and uses all of the methods. The right candidate will help the recruiter build a brand for themselves and strengthen the bond with the company’s that have approached them to recruit someone for them and bring in more potential clients in the near future.
To recruit the right way while also ensuring that you don’t slow the whole process of recruiting and hiring, you have to take care of a few things and pay attention to some pointers. To save time and effort on your part, we have already researched and prepared a list of at least ten recruitment tips that will help you with running your staffing agency properly. The following pointers are listed below, and you can refer to them now or anytime in the future to receive some help throughout the process:
It is of utmost importance that you know how to draft the job descriptions before posting them anywhere. The job title, responsibilities and qualifications required should all be mentioned leaving no space for doubt. The title should be sharp and attention-grabbing so that it catches the eye of the right candidate. Be thorough but also precise in explaining what the specified job will require from the candidate. It would help if you started with a brief but interesting summary of the job, and as you progress into the details, your words should reflect that it is a case of urgent hiring.
Technology utilized in business has acted like nothing less than a miracle. Today, there is software to collect, store and retrieve information from. Therefore, it is in the best interests of all recruiters to discard the otherwise time-consuming traditional methods and start utilizing software in their place that will take the load off of them and give quicker and more accurate results. In the recruitment industry, there is software as well to do this. Application Tracking System (ATS) and Candidate Relationship Management (CRM) are some of the most popular software used to track the candidate’s applications and maintain a good rapport with them. They have been proven beneficial in the long run, so it’s about time that one starts to invest in them.
You should have the skill to tell a good candidate apart from the rest. It is crucial that the candidates you have shortlisted after the first few steps are equally reasonable on most stances. They should all be the best of the best, or as the saying goes, they should be the cream of the cream. An intelligent set of individuals will make the job more demanding on your end, but at least you know you will end up with the most suitable candidate to fill up any open position. Be careful when shortlisting candidates; their overall experience in the domain you are looking to recruit someone for should matter the most.
Many times, candidates are often referred to by the employees of the organization. You will have to start prioritizing an employee referral as those always count in the long run. It is a sealed deal if the candidate has a good history and background in the domain you are recruiting for and is referred by someone from the company you are recruiting for. Conduct a thorough background check and invest in software that has an in-built system to prioritize employee referrals.
The best social media platform to get around the corporate world is LinkedIn. It helps you with recruiting and forming connections. You get to keep an eye on the candidates from your pool of shortlisted ones and know what activities they have been recently informed about from the posts they make. You even get to keep an eye out on your competitors who might be in the same business as you and follow up on the new trends to make your business bloom.
It is always beneficial to have a diverse workplace. It helps break stereotypes or dilute them at most. The differences among us must be acknowledged but not frowned upon. It increases creativity in the office, especially when people from different cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds are involved. Diversity hiring thereby helps create a more relaxed atmosphere while also providing a chance to those that might have otherwise been overlooked.
It is already known how efficient marketing is for any business. With so many platforms with millions and billions of people visiting them every day, it would be wasteful not to utilize them. Platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc., can be thoroughly utilized to the agency’s benefit by promoting their services. It helps build customer loyalty as well as reach new customers. Most importantly, it helps establish your presence in the industry you work in and builds a brand reputation.
Please prepare quizzes and assignments in advance based on which you can assess your candidates. Then, prepare them for the interview round and assess them thoroughly so that their chances of getting selected is maximum. You must test them based on their technology as well as their interpersonal skills. It is often essential to judge someone according to how well they would fit in with the other employees at the organization or company you are recruiting for.
You must build a continuous line of communication between you and your candidate. This will help you get to know your candidate better, so you must schedule interviews and manage your candidates well at all times. It would be best if you also kept up with the company you are recruiting for to keep up with their demands and provide your services according to that.
10. Networking Events
It is essential to grow your network when involved in any business. Networking helps you build connections and be familiar with those you may consider being your competitors. You should always be on the lookout for and participate in these events. Plan ahead of time and research the other people attending to have some factual information with yourself beforehand. Browse networking sites to stay up to date and informed about these opportunities.
Recruitment is not an easy process and requires both time and effort. However, you must do it well because a suitable candidate recruited by you will help shape the future of the company they are hired for. This will also help you make a brand of yourself in the industry and gain more clients in the near future, so don’t be negligent and don’t be hesitant to incorporate technology in your workflow to make the process run smoothly.