5 Ways to Hire the Best Candidates in Seattle

The best talent in the market is always in high demand. To hire a top performer, you’ll need to be committed, proactive, and punctual.

Here are five ways your recruiting partner can help you find the best candidates, along with best practices to adopt so that you stand out among competing employers for top talent:

Commit to communication.

Communication is key to hiring. Talk to your staffing partner regularly about your needs, including a follow-up discussion after you’ve made a hiring decision. When recruiting candidates, keep them in the loop about your hiring process, so they stay engaged instead of wandering off to competing organizations.

Build your employment brand.

“If you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything” is true in hiring, too. Build a strong employment brand with a central message that attracts the personalities and work approaches that thrive in your organization. Two or three times a year, create a new campaign focus to keep your brand message fresh.

Plan ahead.

The more you plan for the people you’ll need, the easier it is to target the best candidates when the time comes. From strategic staffing plans to seasonal hiring, your recruiting partner can help you make a plan and execute it.

Offload the front-load.

When you rely on your recruiting partner to screen candidates, read resumes and contact references, you free up valuable time to plan and prepare for more effective interviewing, which can help you find better candidates in less time. Don’t hesitate to seek out your staffing partner’s assistance in the hiring process.

Get passive.

Passive candidates are those candidates who are not out seeking a job, but who will consider an interview or offer from a new employer if the position offers a better fit than the job they currently hold. While it can be tough to “sell” to candidates who aren’t actively “buying,” your recruiter knows who the best passive candidates are, and can introduce you to them and their work.

Hiring top talent isn’t easy. Not only can it be time-consuming, it might feel impossible at times. If you find yourself faced with needing to fill an open position, don’t be afraid to ask for an expert’s help. By partnering with a staffing firm, you will be able to have access to the area’s top talent and your recruiting partner’s expertise will be invaluable throughout the entire hiring process.

At TERRA Staffing Group, our recruiters specialize in helping companies find and hire the best candidates available.

Contact us today to learn more about our staffing services in Seattle, Portland and Phoenix.