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Expert recruiting tips to find the best talent

Every good recruiter knows the importance of hiring the right candidate. By hiring the right person the first time around, your company will move in the right direction, and you will be able to focus on other aspects of the job. When you fail to hire quality employees, you waste tons of resources.

Although we all know this, in theory, it’s hard to put it into practice. Most of us know the frustration. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, according to a 2016 Talent Acquisition Survey from recruitment software maker Jibe,  37 percent of recruiters feel that the application process at their company deters quality hires.

The Jibe survey also found that 51 percent of job seekers expect clear communication from employers about their applications, but only 24 percent feel they actually receive this.

We researched ways to turn this theory into real-world practice by seeing what the industry experts have to say. Check out their tips and tricks below.

Use Social Channels

“One of the most efficient candidate sourcing tips is using Snapchat to engage and drive applications. Once they send the applications, candidates are then invited to follow up via Snapchat.”

Brian is the Director of Talent & Culture at Likeable Media where his focus is on bringing in great talent and retention of their team. He does this through helping to create a culture where employees enjoy their work and the environment around them.

Use Facebook to Show Off Company Culture

“It’s no secret that LinkedIn is an important place to fly open positions and connect with potential talent. But when it comes to showing off your culture, consider adding Facebook to your recruiting toolkit. You can post new job positions, fun videos, blog posts, updates about things your employees do together, and photos that showcase your team and workplace.”

Kinesis CEO Shawn Busse has an incredible knack for finding opportunities in your business and turning them into new streams of revenue. No one does a better job of launching brands, making a splash, and monetizing marketing efforts. Over the years, Shawn has led numerous transformational business efforts; his fundamental approach to doing business is summed up in two words: win-win.

Be Speedy

“Acting speedily will set you apart from your competitors. There will be times when the timeframes change, but a simple message or phone call to communicate those changes goes a long way toward keeping Candidates engaged. It shows that you value their time, and also gives you the opportunity to find out how their job search is going. If you find out that your preferred Candidate has another offer on the table, for example, you might expedite the interview process to get an offer out more quickly.”

David Morel founded Tiger Recruitment. He has written and been quoted extensively in the press, commentating on the secretarial and administrational market as well as advising candidates on best recruitment practice.

Check Your Keywords

“You want to make sure your postings match what job seekers are looking for. So why not check exactly what those are? With Indeed’s Job Title Generator you can check out job seeker interest over time and compare it directly with the number of job postings over time. You might be surprised: often, the best job title isn’t the one with the most postings, but the one most job seekers are looking for.”

David currently runs operations for Marc Waring Ventures. This involves recruiting, training, finance and accounting, website development, and implementing the processes and procedures necessary to run and grow an early stage startup.

Use Facebook Ad Targeting

“One of the most efficient candidate sourcing tips is using Snapchat to engage and drive applications. Once they send the applications, candidates are then invited to follow up via Snapchat.”

After 10 years recruiting primarily in the technology space, Adam co-founded Betterteam. The company builds tools for small and medium businesses to dramatically increase the quality and quantity of candidates they receive. All the hard-won strategies that he honed recruiting for companies such as Google, Dell, and Symantec have been baked into Betterteam, so any business can start hiring amazing candidates.

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