Want a Great Recruiting Outcome? Follow These 5 Steps

By Jezabel Southard

Posted on February 20, 2015

Attracting and retaining high-quality talent is critical to your organization’s success. As the market improves and competition for talent increases, how can you be certain that your recruiting strategy will provide you with a consistent stream of talented potential employees?

Predict Demand Based On Objectives

Look at one, three and five year corporate objectives. Is your current talent bench deep enough to cover current projections? Are there any new projects or initiatives that you need to plan for? Start working now on developing your team to ensure they have the skills required. Build a talent pipeline by reaching out to your network to identify active and passive candidates who may fit with your organization.

Attain Buy-In At Every Level

A recruiting strategy must be part of an overall corporate strategy. It’s essential that everyone is working toward the same goals. Executives must agree on which areas of the business are poised for growth or short on talent. Hiring managers and HR must be prepared to interview with a mind toward identifying the most highly qualified talent and onboarding for retention.

Start On The Inside

Look to your current team for referrals. From front-line workers to the board room, everyone should be encouraged to identify people with the skills and temperament to fit in to your organization and the competencies and experience you require. Also look to your team as a talent source. Who is ready for a promotion? Provide whatever training or education current employees need to develop their skills.

Improve Your Methods

Write job postings that attract the right people. Too many organizations merely list the responsibilities the last person in the position fulfilled. Instead of a simple job description, treat your posting as a marketing piece, demonstrating the selling points of the position and your organization to best attract top talent to the role. Improve your interviewing process by ensuring that the people conducting the interviews are highly skilled and understand the intricacies of each open position.

Bring In Professional Help

Partner with a staffing and recruiting firm that understands your industry, your location and your business. Just as you are the expert in your business, your recruiter is the expert at identifying and attracting talent that will help you to achieve your objectives. And you won’t waste time on resume sorting, phone screening or interviewing inappropriate candidates. Your recruiting partner takes care of all initial screening and vetting, you just interview and choose from select finalists.

At TERRA Staffing, our experienced recruiters can help you develop and execute a recruiting strategy that will bring your the most talented professionals in the region. Contact us today to learn more about our staffing services in Portland, Seattle, and beyond.

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