For many positions, it’s not
hard to find qualified candidates, but finding people who truly fit can be a lot tougher. Make sure your applicant tracking system offers free distribution channels for your job advertisements. 1. Find a good selection.
3. Measure accurately Not all
assessments are predictive, but the best ones are. Whether it is a questionnaire or a work simulation, accurate assessments can help both you and the candidate understand if the job is a good fit.
The secret of my success
is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world." Steve Jobs The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people. Bill Gates
…So new hires can really
walk the walk. Giving candidates an honest view of what the job is like allows them to figure out if it is the right fit for them. And to start out with realistic expectations.
Use social media to foster
sharing among job seekers. They may have friends that would be the ideal fit for your organization. 5. Get social with it.
6. Bring the whole team
in on it. Let the team help interview candidates. Different people see different things. Peers will have insights that managers totally miss. Not only will you get a better fit, you’ll get the whole team standing behind the hiring decision.
Maybe add a teaser for
the next section . . . What are you really offering? Is it the chance to accomplish something worthwhile, a place of learning, an opportunity for comradeship, or a good work-life balance? If you know your deep value proposition, you can attract qualified candidates who are heading in the same direction. 7. Figure out what moves people.
8. Invest in quality. A
poor or mediocre hire can be a drag on the organization for years. Investing in a solid applicant tracking software system will yield a rich return by helping the organization hire better people.
9. Be willing to flex
the job to fit the person. If a sales clerk is great with people, but bad with numbers, don’t put them on cash. There are many ways to flex a job to fit the right person. And it is the smart way to get the best from your people.