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How to be Strategic & Proactive with Your Hiring

Improve Your Hiring Process By Hiring Strategically & Proactively

Simply publishing a job on your website and hoping for the best isn’t the greatest way to land top talent. Instead, it is a good idea to have a strategic plan when it comes to your hiring process and be proactive in your process. Not only will this help you attract the top talent, but it will also improve each candidate’s experience with your company and your retention rates.

What Does It Mean to Be a Proactive Recruiter?
Proactive recruiting places focus on sourcing and engaging the right candidates before you are actually hiring. Instead of a plethora of individuals applying to an open position, proactive recruiting provides you with a pool of people interested in working with your company.

Overall, you will also spend less time hiring. You have already built relationships with people in your talent pool, and you know what you are looking for. These resources won’t have you waiting for individuals to apply to the open position. Being proactive will help you effectively find that person. You will also find that having an improved hiring process will make your candidate happier and more excited about potentially working with you.

Improve Hiring Processes
You should have a detailed plan for your hiring process to make it seamless. This will make your business appear to be organized, and it will help prevent everyone from wasting any time. Discovering ways this process can be improved will lead you to have happier candidates overall.

Instead of looking for people seeking out the job specifically, you should be looking for candidates. Plug into your networks and see who has the skills you are looking for. It is also a good idea to be sure any application process you do have is fairly easy. Don’t turn off your potentially perfect candidate by asking 100 questions in multiple-choice format. Focus on their experience and attitude.

Be Sure Your Company Site Expresses Company Culture
Comb the places your company is present online and be sure everything represents your business’ culture and mission. Having this clearly stated and depicting your culture accurately can provide potential candidates with an idea of whether or not they’d be a good match. It can also be a good idea to add chat boxes to pages where people learn about career opportunities. Prompt people to learn more so you can get them in your talent pool.

Build a Talent Pool
Speaking of, it is important for you to build a talent pool of individuals interested in your company or industry. You can do this by having people sign up for emails when they inquire about more information about hiring opportunities. It can also be helpful to use professional social networks, such as LinkedIn. This makes it easier to find people already interested in what your company has to offer.

Improve Your Online Visibility
Most people are searching for (and finding) work online these days. Improving your visibility online can help you find more potential candidates. Be sure your website and application forms are mobile-friendly. It is also a good idea to create a social media presence for your business. A lot of people network through these platforms to help them find work.

Network As Much As Possible
Even if you aren’t actively hiring, it is a good idea to continue to network with people in the industry. Go to hiring events, spread information about your business, and connect with people. When it comes time for you to hire someone, you will have contacts from networking that you can tap into.

We Can Help You Improve Your Hiring Process
Being proactive with your hiring has the potential to help your company succeed. To learn more about how to integrate proactive recruitment practices, contact us for support.