Tips for Hiring Top Talent Part 1
Hiring can be a long and painful process,–not only for candidates, but also for employers. Convincing talented people to join your team can sometimes feel impossible, especially when someone is not planning to switch jobs at the drop of a hat.
As Howard Schultz of Starbucks has said, “Hiring people is an art, not a science, and resumes can’t tell you whether someone will fit into a company’s culture.” To help ease your hiring woes, and make sure your candidate fits the right mold, here are some tips and tricks to add to your recruitment process:
- Have you ever thought to over-hire? This article from ERE talks about what to do when you hire a candidate only to find a better fit immediately after. Would you fire the initial hire or would you opt to keep both employees?
- The recruiting and hiring process always seems to take longer than expected. This article from INC offers 10 tips to help you hire right. My favorite tip is to do more than ask questions when you interview. Often people forget that this is the chance for you to really get to know your potential employee–take advantage of it!
- Another article from INC talks about how to hire top talent on a small budget. How do you hire for lower level positions versus senior level positions when you’re a startup or small company?
- This next article gives 5 smart tips to hiring seasonal employees. Companies often need extra help during the summer or holidays, and this article gives some valuable pointers for attracting talent. One tip is to leverage your reputation to attract talented people to your organization, especially when it’s for a limited time.
- This video about how Ikea recruits people who truly “get” their company may be an “oldie,” but it’s still a “goodie!” Recruiting directly from your customer base can be a great tactic, especially when you reach them with an outstanding recruitment message.
What is your hiring process? What are your victories and challenges when it comes to the recruitment process? I look forward to reading your thoughts and tips in the comments section!
This post was written by Megan Lunetta