How to secure the best candidates
The best candidates are in high demand whatever your industry. If you want to interview top talent and add to the expertise in your business then here are some simple steps to follow to optimise your recruitment process:
Be clear about your expectations
What skills and experience does your ideal candidate have? Make sure these expectations are clearly set out in job descriptions and adverts so that only the right candidates apply.
This will save you time sifting through the resumes of people who don’t make the grade or at least make it easier to discount them.
Look at the talent within your business
Recruiting from within your business will save time and money. It’s much easier to bring someone up to speed when they know how your organisation works.
That’s not to mention the impact on staff motivation, morale and loyalty when they see opportunities to progress.
Share opportunities on your website
The best candidates will be the ones already interested in your organisation. They will have been looking at your website to research your business and the type of opportunities available. Make sure they find the information they need.
Add a dedicated ‘work with us’ or ‘job vacancies’ page, and update this regularly with new opportunities. Also use this page to shout about the benefits of working for your organisation to attract the best candidates. Here are some ideas about how to attract and retain top employees.
Promote your business opportunities on social media
Once you have perfected the vacancies pages on your website make sure you share them on your social media channels, particularly LinkedIn. If the right candidate is in the market for a new job this is where they will be looking for career opportunities.
It’s also worth promoting jobs on Twitter and Facebook because of their broad audience. Your followers don’t just include customers, but also job seekers within your industry and region.
Bring in a specialist recruitment agency
In order to secure the best candidates you need a thorough application and interview process. A specialist recruitment agency will be able to create a bespoke recruitment campaign for your business, from advertising and headhunting to shortlisting. They may even already know candidates that fit the bill.
Find out more how a specialist recruitment agency can help you find the best employees to grow your business.
Ocean Edge has offices in London and Southampton offering recruitment consultancy services to the affordable housing sector.
For more information about how we can support your organisation with external and internal recruitment get in contact: call 023 8000 1153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.