Get the Most Out of Modern Hiring Practices

By Jezabel Southard

Posted on September 21, 2018

The way companies find and hire candidates has changed dramatically in the past few years.

Shifts in the market and the continuous development of new technologies have made the best ways to find new talent in 2018 vastly different than the best ways to do so in 1998 or 2008.

When it comes to hiring, companies must stay current on industry best practices to ensure they are able to hit their staffing goals.

Here are 3 ways you can keep up with rapid changes in modern hiring practices:

1. Pay attention to unemployment rates.

A low unemployment rate means a candidate’s market. The most sought-after candidates will often be fielding multiple offers. This means employers need to step up their employment branding game and put their culture front and center during the hiring process. Your staffing partner can help you articulate your organization’s unique value proposition for top talent and communicate it to the best candidates to fit your culture.

2. Ask what new technologies can do for you.

With so many new tech options on the market, it’s tempting to adopt the shiniest new gadget or app simply because it exists. But technology alone won’t guarantee better candidates or more effective hiring processes. Instead, identify the problems you’re trying to solve. Then look for tools that address those problems within the context of your organization’s culture and overall approach to hiring. When in doubt, ask for advice. Your staffing partner can help you determine which innovations will revolutionize your hiring, and which are a waste of money.

3. Never stop building relationships.

Technology is moving our world at an ever-faster pace. But the best hiring decisions come from the network of human relationships we build. By working closely with your staffing partner, you develop a long-term ally who can connect you to promising candidates – including “passive” candidates who aren’t reading job postings but who would consider a move to the right employer or position if it appeared. Your recruiter can make these introductions, helping you bypass the noise and bustle of daily life in order to build relationships with the best candidates available.

Looking for a hiring partner?

At TERRA Staffing Group, our recruiters love to stay on top of modern hiring practices and help our clients leverage them to find outstanding talent when they need it. We offer award-winning staffing services in Seattle, Portland and Phoenix in a variety of industries. To learn more about our recruitment services, contact us today.

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