It’s no secret that the job market is the hottest it’s been in 50 years
. Because of this, job candidates can afford to be selective about their employment prospects. In order to attract the best candidates to your business, you’ll need to put your recruiting efforts into overdrive.
Here are a few tips to enhance your recruiting efforts and close the deal with preferred candidates.
- Treat Job Candidates with Respect. This might seem obvious, but it can be surprisingly easy to overlook simple measures of respect during the recruitment process. Just like in other areas of life, The Golden Rule applies to hiring as well, and that is to treat others how you would like to be treated. Honor your commitments to candidates – return emails and phone calls promptly, show up to interviews on time and minimize distractions during conversations, whether in person or on the phone. Doing so builds good rapport with the candidate, and is a good reflection of the company.
- Make an Effort to Connect! We inherently like to work with people we like. If you make a concerted effort to connect and engage with candidates that is actually genuine, you may just be a step ahead of other hiring managers that are simply going through the motions. This may be all it takes to sway the candidate's decision in your direction!
- Have Good Processes & Toolkits in Place. Doing so will speed up hiring decisions and eliminate frustrations for the employer and the candidate.
- Don’t Drag Out the Process. If you’ve made a decision on a candidate you’d like to hire, close the deal! Make an offer within a day or two of the final decision. Any longer, and you could risk losing the candidate to other prospects.
Remember, successfully attracting and recruiting top talent is all about putting your best foot forward as a company. Are you in need of more tips and tricks to close the deal with talented candidates? You’ve come to the right place. Contact us, and let’s talk about how we can help give your organization’s hiring practices a boost with Recruiting Effectiveness.