Start Hiring For Success

January 24, 2014 5:02 pm Published by Joy Galia Meyouhas

Every recruiter has a different perspective when it comes to sourcing for quality hires. They determine which skills, experiences, and previous opportunities are best suited for the position they are trying to fill. But do the previously-stated criteria really give the recruiter a well-rounded opinion of who will be most successful in the position? The answer: yes and no.

If that’s the case, what makes up a “quality” hire?

 Sourcing Top Talent

In order to find that “perfect” fit, recruiters should be keeping an eye out for a few key indicators, in addition to using Facebook and other social networks to interact with potential applicants through their talent communities. Gauge fit by finding out more about your applicants’ talents and interests! Here are some great tips from around the web to help you start hiring for success:

  • If you’re looking to hire fresh grads, then keep an eye out for those who spent their time engaging in team sports. This is a major predictor of success according to Drew Greenblatt. Participation with a sports team bestows upon potential candidates a multitude of worthy traits that could give your team the push in the right direction!
  • “Talent” is a word thrown around in the HR world that can act like a barrier to recruiting. Having the wrong idea of what defines “talent” makes finding candidates who are “talented” even harder. This article by Jay Forte reveals the two key attributes hiring managers should really be looking for when recruiting top candidates.
  • Experience is not the end-all-be-all when it comes to a great prospect. Lou Adler advises you to take a different approach when looking at a prospective resume: Can you identify “the Achiever Pattern?” Find out why you should hire for more than experience from this case study about a lady named Mary!

What attributes and qualities do you look for when hiring for a position? Are you engaging with your talent through Facebook? Share your thoughts in the comments below!



This post was written by Joy Galia Meyouhas

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