One of your company’s biggest focal points is finding top talent. When you have the best professionals working for you, your business stays competitive. Therefore, you want to always be improving on your recruiting strategies. Here are some tips for creating a strong process to improve your talent strategy.
Create Clear Job Descriptions
Ask your co-workers what the nature of the position is and what qualifications are required. If an employee is working in a similar role, ask for their input as well. Update past job descriptions so they contain current information. When you use the descriptions to write job postings, you’ll know the key responsibilities required for the position, with whom the employee works and to whom they report, and how the employee can advance in the organization. Because candidates understand what qualifications you’re looking for, what their performance should look like, what the company’s management structure is and how the candidate may be promoted, you’ll be able to find the quality candidates you’re looking for.
Profile Your Ideal Candidate
Determine which skills and experience your ideal candidate has. This includes four to six easily observable characteristics that most skilled professionals in the same position share. The characteristics may be viewed from a candidate’s resume, application or screening interview and must be logically connected to being successful on the job. Ensure each characteristic is specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-related (SMART).
Craft Your Pitch to Top Talent
The best candidates have a multitude of opportunities available to them. Therefore, you need to point out what you have to offer candidates that your competition does not. Ensure your pitch is personalized, concise, compelling and transparent. For example, include why your product/service is unique, who your target audience is and how you plan to reach that audience. Mention your quantitative goals such as revenue, profitability and number of employees for the next five and 10 years. In addition, bring up how your company can further a candidate’s career planning through additional training, mentorship and other professional development. State what your company culture is like and why employees enjoy working for you.
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