For many organizations, recruitment and talent development are the biggest priorities within human resource departments. The digital transformation sweeping across every industry only stands to boost this. Advancements in technology are applying pressure to organizations to step up their game in attracting, onboarding, and retaining employees.
An organization without a clear strategy for recruiting, training, retaining, and developing its workforce will quickly become like a ship without a captain. Hiring the right people decreases overall costs and turnover rates and increases engagement and productivity among employees.
HR departments must work to ensure a simpler, faster, smarter, and better system is in place to handle employees the right way. To do this, a recruitment strategy must be fluid and frequently looked at with an eye toward improvements.
These tips can help you develop a strategy that is effective and efficient for your organization:
1) Do the ground work up-front. Put time and effort into making the job description plain. Be clear on what the company expects and what the employee can expect. Avoid hiding challenges. Give people the option to apply to your position with eyes wide open so they can be more successful in the long term.
2) Don’t over-filter. Involve line managers in the recruitment process. Doing this can help to avoid selecting a list of finalists that don’t match up to their future manager’s expectations. Outline characteristics and attributes that you are looking for along with experience and skills. Consider a video interview step to help efficiently funnel candidates through the stages of hiring.
3) Everyone loves to feel wanted. Of course, we do. The battle for the best talent is a full-blown war. To find the best, it is very important that you make them feel wanted, even needed. Sourcing tools can make doing this a smarter and faster process. When you find that perfect person, make them feel like they are.
The ideas, energy, work ethic, and passion for a job can turn a company around. Doing the hard work on the front end in recruiting can lead to barriers being broken, relationships being developed, skills being strengthened, and the best talent helping your company to shine.
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