We’ve heard so many hiring managers complain that it’s hard to find qualified candidates. What is the right approach when looking for the right people with the right skill sets? What are the sources that generate qualified candidates?
1. Nurture your ATS
Your database should be the first place to start the search when looking for talent. Remember, here you find people already interested to work within your team. Nourish your talent pool as this is a true gold mine.
2. Search wisely for relevant terms
When looking for candidates, make the search more personalized and keywords focused. How does that work exactly? Focus on using words that describe the activities from the JD (job description).
3. Use social recruiting and the right tools for talent sourcing
Work smarter, not just harder. There are many technology solutions to find and attract qualified candidates, including social and mobile sourcing tools. Websites like Glassdoor can also be helpful, giving prospects a sense of transparency regarding the workplace, employee reviews of the company, compensation, culture, etc.
4. Improve your employer brand
Employer branding matters more than ever. Statistics say that when deciding on where to apply for a job, 84% of job seekers say the reputation of a company as an employer is important. On the same note and emphasizing the importance of nurturing your employer brand, LinkedIn agrees that 80% of talent acquisition managers believe that employer branding has a significant impact on the ability to hire great talent.
5. Personalized communication
We’ve seen over the years that staying human is what makes the difference. Treat candidates like people, and they’ll be more open to what you have to offer. Starting with the first message, show genuine care for their next step in their career and personalize the message that gets in the inbox. For instance, you can write a personal note saying what you’ve noticed on their social media profile something that stood up – related to the job.
Considering all the tips above will make your work pay off in a short time. Now that you have the final details set up to look for top talent, take a look at the article we have on the 7 Habits of Successful Recruiters, to get in front of your competition.