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Achieving Success in the Recruitment Process

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Although necessary, recruitment can be expensive and time-consuming. If you’re spending so much time and money on the process, it makes sense that you do it right, find the best candidate for the job and meet all of your obligations as an employer. If you can do all of that, then the recruitment process will have been a success, and you can rest in the knowledge that your company is home to the best talent.

So, how exactly do you ensure success in the recruitment process? By doing these things:

Check Your Legal Requirement

First of all, it may be worth consulting with employment law solicitors, so that you can be sure that any recruiting you do is compliant with the law. If you fail to do this then it could come back to haunt you in the form of litigation later, so dot the I’s and cross the T’s before you do anything else.

Write a Really Great Recruitment Ad

It’s important, when you’re looking to hire that your HR team takes the time to sit down and really work out what the job role is, what’s involved and what skills are required. You can then use this information to write a detailed job ad that makes it clear what kind of person should apply. As well as doing this, you should do your best to make the ad stand out and be as eye-catching as possible. Pull out all the stops to see the best results.

Widen Your Pool of Potential Candidates

If you want to ensure that you recruit the best talent out there, then simply putting an add in the local newspaper, or industry website and advertising on your social media simply is not enough. You need to widen your net beyond people who are already known for you and who are already actively pursuing new opportunities. You can do this by attending conferences and events, headhunting talent within other companies, scanning resumes that have been previously uploaded to websites and recruiting at colleges, amongst other things. The more people who you can reach, the more likely you are to find the right fit.

Hire an Exact Fit

If you come across a candidate who has worked in the exact role you’re recruiting for, in a company that’s almost exactly like your own, who has exactly the qualifications you require, then you have found the holy grail, and you should not hesitate to snap them up!

Conduct Background Checks

If you don’t want to end up being sold a lemon, hiring someone who has lied about their qualifications or has a habit that means they always show up late and don’t exactly do their best work, then you need to conduct background checks and carry out drugs tests before employing them. It is the most sensible thing you can do to protect your company and avoid having to go through the recruitment process all over again.

Recruiting is part art and part common sense, The above tips should help you with, at least, the common sense part of the process so that your future recruitment efforts are a great success.