How to Design Hiring Strategies That Work | In August alone, there were about 6.3 million hires in the United States. Was your company one that onboarded one of these 6 million new hires?
If so, did you do it right? There are so many things that could go wrong in the hiring process, so making sure your hiring strategy is in place will keep your business on the right track.
Here are a few hiring strategies you should implement for the rest of 2021 and into 2022 to get the best candidates for the job.
Carefully Message to Your Potential Candidates
Carefully choosing what goes into each of your job titles and descriptions is crucial to attracting the right candidates.
Not putting enough is another hiring mistake that you may be doing. If you do not include enough information, such as hours per week or expected workload, someone who thinks it sounds easy may apply and end up doing a poor job or get overwhelmed and quit.
You need to mention all skills (and potential skills needed down the line) to all potential hires.
Create Your Brand Image Through Social Media
Pushing out your company’s branding through social media is a great way to attract the right candidates for the hiring process.
When people see what they like on social media, they are more likely to engage. From there, you could even post about job openings so people can apply through the platform.
Choose your colors, images, and captions wisely because these will work to attract your target audience. If you would like to hire someone in your target audience, this is a great way to do it.
Ask Behavioral and Situational Interview Questions
One of the biggest hiring mistakes is not asking your candidate about themselves or how they work in certain situations. Not everything in a job environment should be about skills.
When it comes to the interview, you will want to ask them some of the following:
- Ask about their personality
- Learn the types of people they work best with
- Ask how they work under pressure
- Talk about a time they were most proud of their work and a time they were disappointed in themselves
By going over some of these reflection and personality questions, you will get to know a candidate better on a personal level to be sure they will fit into the company. This will also reduce the likelihood of them quitting since you are taking a holistic approach.
This is a great way to vet a candidate.
Use These Hiring Strategies
About 25% of people quit their jobs each year. By using these hiring strategies, you can prevent your company from having this high of a turnover rate for the next few years.
Instead, you will have used the best recruitment strategies to ensure you are hiring candidates that will fit in and stay at your company.
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