By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR.
Impress others with your superior hiring mojo. 5 helpful tips for adding top talent
Hiring and retaining great employees is one of the most critical contributors to the ongoing success of a business. Yet, for many companies, a successful hiring formula seems elusive at best. By applying a few simple hiring techniques, you can add top talent to your organization while impressing others with your superior hiring mojo.
Do your homework
In today’s business environment, there’s no room for excess jobs or those created in a silo. Before moving ahead with your next hire, ask yourself some qualifying questions.
Be the dog, not the tail
Once a job opening has been verified, the challenge shifts to hiring the best employee. We all know great people who are in need of a job or great candidates who need a job that we do not have open. The key to successfully hiring the right person is relatively simple but often overlooked. Follow these three steps and they will enable you to avoid letting the applicant tail wag the hiring dog.
Broaden your net
Although it’s an “employer’s market,” it is surprising to see how many positions are filled without taking steps to cast a wide net. Many employers understandably perceive that promoting job openings will result in an overwhelming number of applications to filter through, but there are options to easily address that concern.
Pull the trigger
Assuming you have followed the advice in the first three points, you should be well-positioned to make an informed decision to hire a qualified, well-suited candidate for your job opening. Indecisiveness does not reflect well on leadership and does not provide a good first impression to your candidate. If, however, you are having a difficult time choosing between a couple of strong candidates, add another input such as:
Have a story to tell
Great candidates want more than a salary; they want to work for a company that is committed to the growth, recognition and well-being of its employees. Your company’s value to the applicant or employee is defined through the Employee Value Proposition (EVP). The EVP effectively communicates the reasons why people prefer to work for your company. A compelling EVP enhances a company’s ability to attract top talent—consistently delivering on the EVP contributes to an employer’s ability to retain that talent. When formulating your Employee Value Proposition, consider the following: