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The 6 Recruitment Rules for Hiring the Best Talent

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Struggling to hire the best talent? Feel let down by the interview process? Stuck in a never-ending recruitment cycle?

We talk you through the key statistics and rules you need to know to improve your attracting, interviewing and hiring process to secure the best talent in the industry.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”1. Attracting – Your brand is there to attract employees, not just customers
” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1501761691897{margin-top: 2em !important;margin-bottom: 1em !important;}”][vc_column_text]All too often, organisations forget about building a brand in order to attract the best talent in the industry.  Often, employers don’t invest time in building a reputation for being a great place to work or don’t showcase their training opportunities for new graduates.  Because of this, organisations can struggle to attract the best candidates in the industry, or leave themselves open to losing existing staff who are lured away by competitors.

In fact, 69% of job seekers say they are likely to apply for a job if the employer actively manages its employer brand, so it’s worth investing time in building your employer brand over the long-term, for example: creating a LinkedIn Career Page, or having a dedicated section of your website about your company as an employer, rather than just showcasing job listings (Source: Glassdoor).

Having a methodology about how your company operates and engages with employees and customers can be a good place to start.  For ideas, have a look at the YourPrime Game Plan where we set out how we engage with employers and candidates – to show ‘our thinking’ and commitments to customers.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”2. Engaging – Be where your candidates are
” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1501761713383{margin-top: 2em !important;margin-bottom: 1em !important;}”][vc_column_text]Do you keep posting your job to industry job boards when your candidates are actually browsing roles on social media?

The right candidates won’t always come looking for your jobs – you instead need to be where your candidates are if you want to attract the best in the industry who may not be actively looking for a new role.

In a survey, 67% of people who recently found a job used Facebook to find it. (Source: Jobvite).  It’s important to look at the demographic you’re targeting and move your activity to be where your best candidates are.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”3. Keeping talent – Develop a staff retention strategy

” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1501761766443{margin-top: 2em !important;margin-bottom: 1em !important;}”][vc_column_text]For employees already working with you, 84% of candidates said they would consider leaving their current role if an organisation with a great reputation offered them a job. (Source: Glassdoor)

Therefore it’s critical to work on your brand as an employer; showcasing the progression opportunities that your company has to offer, alongside training and accreditation possibilities in order to retain staff for the long term.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”4. Interviewing – It’s up to employers to give the right impression at interview too

” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1501761724499{margin-top: 2em !important;margin-bottom: 1em !important;}”][vc_column_text]Interviewing isn’t just about the employer forming an opinion of the candidate.  It’s also about the candidate forming an opinion of the employer.

Out of a choice of interviews, online research, initial contact and company reputation, a recent report found that interviews were the most important factor in a candidate forming an opinion about a job. (Source: Jobvite).

So think about how to make the interview an opportunity to attract your best candidates to the role.  Don’t put potential employees off; instead, think about their ‘journey’ in the same way that you’d think about a customer’s buying journey.  For example, try and make the experience as positive as possible; ensure they get a warm reception, enable them to be introduced to key individuals, and help them to feel valued.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”5. Hiring – Don’t put people off because of a long and drawn out hiring process.” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1501761774992{margin-top: 2em !important;margin-bottom: 1em !important;}”][vc_column_text]Good candidates are in high demand – so don’t lose them due to a lengthy interview and hiring process.  This is the first opportunity to show candidates what interacting with your company feels like – so make it a positive experience.

In research, 2 of the key obstacles to growing headcount within an organisation, were a shortage of candidates, and lengthy hiring practices (Source: MRI Network).  Lengthy hiring processes hurt both the candidate and the employer – after all, nobody likes uncertainty.  So look at ways to speed up the process to ensure you secure the talent you want, and don’t leave them waiting because if they’re good, they’ll get snapped up soon enough.

If you’re working in an industry where there’s a shortage of skilled talent, then time is of the essence.  In 2015, 47% of declined offers were due to candidates accepting other jobs.  This results in lost time for both you and the candidate if you go through an interview and hiring process to have the offer ultimately declined (Source: MRI Network).[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”6. After the offer – Onboarding needs to support a great hiring process
” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1501761740589{margin-top: 2em !important;margin-bottom: 1em !important;}”][vc_column_text]So they said yes! Now what?

These first few months are crucial in keeping new employees engaged and committed to your company, as the employee doesn’t have years of loyalty to fall back on.  New employees are at greater risk of leaving in their first year working with you; so don’t let the time and investment of hiring go to waste by having a lacklustre onboarding process (Source: Entelo).  This is where you need to work at building a strong onboarding process.

Another study found that the first 90 days are critical to a new employee developing relationships and foundations in a company, and those that weren’t offered support and direction in the early days struggled to make it past four months and led to unhappy ex-employees – which doesn’t do much for your brand as an employer (Source: Forbes).

Instead, separate onboarding from training, and look at how to welcome a new employee into your organisation in a way that helps them put down foundations to stay over the long term.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1501761592713{margin-top: 3em !important;margin-bottom: 2em !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”How can YourPrime Recruitment help?” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Want to find out more about how to recruit the best talent in the industry, particularly across IT, sales, tech, engineering and the sports executive space?

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