3 Ways to Recruit Top Talent

Beth Dean 01.31.23

Find the Best Candidates

You may be recruiting new employees to ensure full staffing for the months ahead. Here are 3 ways to find and recruit top talent for your company.

1. Use technology

Start with the most straightforward recruiting solution: post an ad online. Today’s online job posting tools go beyond the average resume collection tool they once were. Now, they can include preselection questions to automate the candidate pool, parse different sections for easy storage and quicker reading, and maximize the reach to your target audience. 

There are several ways to leverage technology for recruiting beyond job postings. A killer Careers page on your website is a good start, as is a social media presence that shows what it looks like to work at your company. Savvy recruiters can find candidates using the advanced search functions within LinkedIn.

One of the most powerful uses of recruiting technology, though, is an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). An ATS helps you increase the speed and quality of hires, manage interviews, and drive better results using data insights.

2. Go to them

Sometimes, you need to go to your candidates instead of waiting for them to come to you. This approach is beneficial when looking at passive candidates who have all of the skillsets you’re looking for but aren’t necessarily looking for a job at the moment.

It’ll be essential to use a variety of ways to reach out to candidates to find diverse age ranges and backgrounds. Be a presence at local meetings for that industry’s professional association. Network at conferences and career fairs and consider purchasing booth space to exhibit your company. 

To ensure diversity and equity at your company, consider the places you’re going or advertising to recruit top talent, and make sure that those places have a diverse audience.

3. Be a best place to work

Nextep has been named a Best Place to Work in Oklahoma and a Great Place to Work nationwide many times over. We’re incredibly proud of the recognition for our commitment to our employees, but official designations aren’t nearly as important as the endeavor. Even if you don’t enter contests, your company should strive to be a great workplace. 

Delve deeply into things that matter to your employees and their lives. Is the training thorough enough that the employee feels secure in their ability to do the job? Are there opportunities and encouragement for advancement? What are the benefit and compensation plans? What is the workplace’s culture? Is the work environment comfortable? Do you offer work flexibility? Fun extras such as gourmet coffee and potluck lunches never hurt, either. 

As painful as it may be, take the feedback on Glassdoor.com and your internal employee surveys seriously. Even if it sounds like someone is bitter, there may be some truth to what they’re saying. Conversely, take the positive feedback to heart and hold sacred those things that your employees value.

Attracting the best employees comes in many forms beyond using technology, being proactive, and providing a great work environment for your employees. For human resource guidance in recruiting top talent at your company, please get in touch with Nextep’s HR experts.

 

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