3 Considerations to Recruit Better Candidates

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, September 3, 2020

3 Considerations to Recruit Better Candidates

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, September 3, 2020

Some issues in human resources arise because we are…human. Other issues may arise because our recruiting process isn’t up to par. Perhaps it’s been a while since it was updated. When not enough attention is paid to the recruiting process, the humans in the positions may not be well qualified for the job. The good news is, results can improve with just a few considerations to the process.

Here are 3 Considerations to Recruit Better Candidates:

1. Update Job Descriptions. Pay close attention to job descriptions. Make sure the right credentials are required, and not just “preferred”. If large amounts of information need to be learned or memorized, you may prefer to require at least an associates if not a bachelor degree. In addition, these days, there are certifications for just about anything, so if a position is specialized, consider requiring that. 

2. Sell it, but not too hard. You want to attract great recruits, so you don’t want to just attract anyone. If you are clearly stating the benefits of working with the company, then there is no need to be the one following up with them for the second time. Let them contact you if they are still interested after reading more about the benefits. If your company is right for them, they will be contacting you more than once to be sure you get their correspondence. 

3. Consider testing.  Testing candidates before going forward with the interview process provides a helpful filter. You can test for SAT/ACT skills like basic math and vocabulary, or you can do personality related testing for more insight into their day to day behavior. If the position involves typing or bilingual skills, you should also be testing for those skills on site. This ensures a better experience down the road for everyone involved. 

Recruiting the best candidates takes time, but when it’s done right, it’s one of the best investments you can make in your business. Your new employees will be well prepared for their new positions, and excited to start a new journey. The company can benefit from the additional skills and enthusiasm for years to come. For help implementing the ideas above, or for questions about human resource outsourcing, contact us  today.