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Thinking Outside the Box With Recruiting

It may not always be at the forefront of your mind, but how you recruit is just as important as who you recruit. When looking for new employees to be a great fit for your company, you can’t always stick to the tried and true recruiting methods. Of course, those more traditional options, like posting to job boards, are still a good idea, but they aren’t the only way.

Here are a few ways to spruce up your recruiting and ensure you’re getting the best and brightest for your company.

Don’t just fill a position

You don’t want to hire just anyone to fill important roles in your company. You want to take the time to go through the process of finding the best fit. Part of that is making sure the job description still matches your needs. Poll your current team to find out what they are looking for and how they want to fill out their team. After you receive those insights, update the description accordingly, with actual job responsibilities.

Develop an employee referral program 

Employee referral programs are a recruiting strategy that encourages current employees to refer qualified candidates for jobs in their organizations. These programs reward quality applicants and often give you better results. Plus, this strategy is more cost-effective!

Be creative where you look for applicants

Don’t just post on job boards and hope the right people will come. It is better to actively seek out and share in a number of select environments. Find areas that best fit your company or think about groups that you are a part of, like your social group, friends, community partners, associations, clients, and more.

Focus on your culture 

When you shift your focus to your culture and not just applicants’ resumes, you are more likely to quickly identify the people who are the best fit. Don’t waste your time recruiting someone who isn’t going to stay; bring in the team to interview and weigh in on decisions if they will work closely with others. You want to find someone who will both do a good job and fit in well at your company. The goal is for both your customers and your employees to be happy. Team culture is an important part of that.

Hire a partner

Recruiting is a full-time job in and of itself; you can spend a lot of time putting together the pieces, interviewing, screening, etc. Sometimes it’s necessary to get some help finding and sorting through candidates so that you can keep your focus on your main responsibilities like managing your business. Professional recruiting services can offer you great results, ensure you find the right people for your organization, save time and money, and comply with federal and state requirements.

When you need professional recruiting help, Integrity HR has you covered! We can assist by helping you recruit and retain the best and brightest to your organization with specialized programs and techniques tailored to your company. We’ll make sure you attract high caliber, experienced employees who fit your culture.

If you’re ready to take your company to the next level with professional recruiting services, don’t hesitate to let us know. Contact us today to get started.

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