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How to Hire More Qualified Employees

by Olufisayo
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The business landscape is a cluttered place, in more ways than one. Businesses compete both for consumer dollars and for qualified employees. Likewise, job-seekers have to trudge through mountains of vague and confusing job postings, trying to find positions that can fully utilize their skills.

The only way for any company to ensure that it has the absolute best workforce at its disposal is to be discerning and meticulous in its hiring practices. Here are four tactics businesses of all kinds should take to heart when recruiting new employees.

Be Specific

Before you can ask how to find employees with the right qualifications, you have to ask yourself what the right qualifications are. In recruitment marketing, clarity—and more so, specificity—is king.

hat means defining not only what you’re looking for in an employee, but what the nature of the job is, what your business’ brand identity is, and why candidates should come to you and not one of your competitors. Make a checklist of all the skills and experience you think you are necessary for the position, as well as what responsibilities candidates will be expected to fulfill.

Be Prepared

Just as important as knowing what you’re looking for in an employee is having the right tools to find those employees. Applicant tracking systems and social media presences are as crucial to a good recruitment toolkit as job postings and hiring interviewers.

Lay out your goals in full, then design a strategy for how you can go about achieving them. Looking for candidates with college educations? Think about what college-age job-seekers value and figure out how to cater to them. Need employees with considerable industry experience? Think about what networking opportunities can best serve you.

Be Appealing

It’s easy for those on both sides of the hiring process—the potential employer and the potential employee—to fool themselves into thinking that their relationship is one-sided. Job-seekers often feel like they have to impress recruiters and, more problematically, recruiters sometimes think they’re the ones who need to be impressed.

In truth, you both need to impress one another. When looking for qualified candidates, a business must demonstrate its own value if it’s going to convince job-seekers that their expertise will be put to good use, so don’t get complacent.

Be Proactive

The worst sin in all of recruitment marketing is for a company to rest on its laurels. Don’t wait for candidates to come to you. Instead, be proactive in bringing them to the table. Consider starting an employee referral program to encourage your current workforce to assist your recruitment efforts.

Collaborate with local colleges to establish internship programs so you can keep a finger on the pulse of the new blood. Last but not least, leverage your brand identity not just as a means of selling your product, but also as a means of selling yourself to potential hires.

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