Businesses are under increasing pressure to find new talent quickly and efficiently. Naturally, this
means staffing professionals across the country must step up their game in order to deliver.
With so much competition for prime applicants, it’s becoming increasingly challenging to attract (and hire), the right candidates.
The good news is there are some steps you can take to improve your chances of finding the best applicant. From perfecting your job adverts, to tweaking your hiring process; here are our top tips for attracting the right candidates to your jobs.
Double check the job description. As a staffing professional, it can be difficult to attract the right candidates for a role; particularly when you haven’t had any input in the job description. This task is usually assigned to the hiring manager, under the assumption that they know exactly what they will need from a candidate.
However, this isn’t always the case. If you receive a job description that you don’t think fits the bill, it may need to go back to the hiring manager for some edits.
The best way to check if it does need changes is to look at job descriptions for similar roles. Do the skills match up? Does it require the same qualifications? Is there enough information about the responsibilities of the role?
If in doubt, look back at previous job specifications that managed to attract the right candidates. This enables you to see where your current job description might be lacking.
If you only find a few discrepancies, you can ping it back to the hiring manager for clarification. However, if more serious changes need to be made, it might be worth discussing with them in more detail. Read more here…
Source: The Staffing Stream