Recruiting a candidate for a job opening is a process that should not be rushed or completed overnight. A business that takes its time seeking out the right people will reap the benefits over the long-term. Any company who rushes that process will see that their business may not survive. What steps should a company take to recruit good candidates for job openings?
Know What You Want
A company should understand what a good fit is before seeking that person out. Take stock of what the values are within the company. For example school districts probably want someone who is certified to teach, has a good attitude and can relate to the needs of children. Tech startups on the other hand probably want independent thinkers who are willing to take calculated risks. Each company can then tweak its criteria from there depending on individual company preference.
Go To Where The Candidates Are
The next step is to know where the good candidates are. Sites like LinkedIn are great places to find qualified people who could improve your company. Social media is another great place to look for candidates. Millions of people are posting their credentials on Twitter and Facebook hoping that an amazing company will give them a call. Identifying a recruiting candidate worthy of your time may be much easier when you have time to peruse their social profile.
The final step to recruiting candidates is to invite them in for an interview. Have a through and objective basis for deciding who would work out well for your company. Using an objective process helps you accurately judge who is going to be the best person for the job. Going on a gut feeling often times leads to a company choosing a candidate that will not work out long-term and may open you up for legal problems.
Recruiting the right people is the first step toward building a successful company. Knowing what you are looking for, where the good candidates are and how to interview will be key to finding qualified candidates. Take your time to ensure that this process is done properly all the way through. Patience is always rewarded at the end of the day.