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How to recruit in 2020

As times change, our business practices have to change too, and that means bringing new and capable people that can help take your business to the next level. But recruitment has changed as well, and there are plenty of new opportunities and resources you can make use of to help find the right people to join your team. Here are some tips on where and how to look for new recruits in 2020.

Provide a positive candidate experience Getting good candidates through the door is only part of the job. The best candidates may be fielding offers from multiple companies and if they’re THAT good, they probably know it already. Ensuring that a candidate has a great experience throughout the recruitment process is key to ensuring they accept your offer when the time comes to sign on the dotted line. Offering a great salary and benefits package is expected, it’s the little things that make your company seem like a great place to work that will really count when it comes down to it. Having a positive company culture is no longer a nice-to-have, if you want to compete for top talent it’s an absolute essential.

Take advantage of connections you already have Social media is most often discussed in the business world as an outlet for marketing materials, but social media can also be a useful tool for recruitment. LinkedIn and its inherently professional vibe and useful tools for searching and filtering potential candidates is particularly useful for this purpose. Those involved in your business have probably already built up a large network of connections on this platform and having previously established links with candidates is a great way to encourage them through the door, so encourage your employees and partners to advertise positions on their accounts and to look out for anyone that may fit the roles you have available.

Put more emphasis on ‘soft skills’ ‘Soft skills’ are abilities such as teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills. These are so important in terms of maintaining a positive company culture, which as we’ve discussed earlier is so important for maintaining a company’s appeal. These skills can be difficult to quantify, but they are future proof and will ensure your team functions well no matter the mix of personalities.

Ensure you have a great offboarding process as well Not all employees leave on bad terms and those that go on to be successful and well-networked will be thankful for the experience they gained, things they’ve learned and times they had at your company. Ensuring a positive offboarding experience creates ambassadors for your company that can then go out into the business world and spread good will and direct recommendations of your company. Maintain your relationships by ensuring the offboarding process is on good terms. This is some of the most valuable recruitment PR you can get as it is direct from source and likely focused in your industry.

Practice ‘collaborative hiring’ A new recruit will impact the team around them and ensuring they fit in is essential for a team’s continued success. Bringing in the team that will surround the candidate into the hiring process will help ensure that the team works well with them and will maintain a positive culture within your workplace. Furthermore, the team will know better than anyone what skills and abilities they need to do their work as well as possible, so bring them into the hiring process as early as possible, assisting with writing job descriptions, interviewing and in final decision making. This doesn’t mean you have to have them sign off on it, just ensure they are involved and kept up to date with the process that will have a large effect on them and their work.

The team at minc people can support you with your recruitment needs helping you build a successful and effective team of people to drive your business forward. Contact us today to get support filling positions within your business.

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