Every business in the world has the same thing in common – they want to attract the best talent for their industry that money can buy. It’s easy to assume that the more money a business has, the more talent they will attract, but there’s a lot more that potential employers can do to ensure that the staff they bring in are the best in the business. An effective Human Resources system makes the process of recruitment easier and more streamlined, but there are also other tips and tricks your company can benefit from to attract the best talent for your company.
Engage in Person
Building a rapport is vital when you’re inviting top talent to join your business. So many companies aim to build an online presence without considering how they will communicate in person too. Social media is a great tool for recruitment and with online HR systems, it’s never been easier to post vacancies and track applications. But don’t forget to attend job fairs, provide subject matter talks and be an in-person leader for your industry too.
Contact Previous Employees Who Left on Good Terms
Don’t be scared to contact employees who previously worked for the business and left on good terms. It’s useful to find out why they left and to see what it would take for them to rejoin your organisation. It doesn’t work for all employees, but for a select few it does, and it will save your business a lot of training costs as they are already familiar with the business. Plus, it shows loyalty if they are prepared to rejoin.
Be a Company People are Proud to Work For
Companies that treat their employees well, have a positive workplace culture and reward people for their efforts are more likely to become a company that people want to work for. This starts with having a robust interview process that fully informs candidates at every stage of the process, as well as extending fair policies to workers that are always reviewed and amended as needed. Being a company that people are proud to say they work for goes a long way in putting your name out there in conversations, both online and in person. If you’re a business that treats people well, your reputation will precede you and you’ll bring in the best talent.
Ask for Referrals
Employee referral programmes are one of the least utilised options when recruiting new staff but they are also one of the best resources available for bringing in top talent. If you provide an incentive to your staff to refer potential employees, you’ll gain their attention and people will be more likely to put others forward to roles as they present themselves. The incentive means that current employees will be keen to present the best candidates, as no-one wants to refer a poor candidate. It’s a great way to ensure that your business always recruits the very best, so look into establishing an employee referral system for your business.