Every company needs quality employees in order to survive. But how do you get quality people into your company? We found this article with 6 different ways that we hope will help!
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From the article:
- First, get your team aligned. Start with some deep self-examination about what your company truly needs, and make sure everyone on the team agrees. A major turnoff for top job candidates is to hear the job profile described differently by different employees involved in the search.
- Make a good first impression When the ideal candidate walks through your front door, what does he or she see? Have you created an appealing place to spend 50 to 60 hours a week? What does the work environment tell the candidate about you and your company? A bad first impression makes it very hard to entice a strong candidate to your payroll.
- Draft WhyDocs: The main (and usually the most important) question every candidate will be thinking is Why? Why should I join you and why do you want me? Everyone in the process needs to be able to answer both questions. They should all be able to explain why the move to your firm will indeed be in the candidate’s best interest.
- Remember it’s not all about you: Avoid the temptation to spend all your time selling the candidate on how great your company is without first understanding what really matters to the candidate. Learn that first, and then build the WhyDoc to address your candidate’s desires.
- Get out and hunt: When there is a critical need to fill, take the initiative and call key people whom you respect. Ask them for the names of top performers they know or have worked with. And don’t stop with your circle of contacts. Have your whole team generate a slate of candidates.
- Stay flexible: The more you can offer, the more likely you are to win the heart of your candidate. It is never just about money. Top candidates want growth, development, opportunity, recognition and lifestyle. They want to feel passion, but they often want balance as well. No one wants to put in 75-hour weeks then get “the look” when they want to leave early on a Friday to coach their child’s soccer team.
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Read the entire article here: http://www.inc.com/paul-schoemaker/how-to-win-the-war-for-talent.html