CEOs N°1 internal concern for 2019 is attracting and retaining top talent. (The Conference Board global survey)
Skill Gap? Scarce talent? Specific talent needs? We know first-hand how difficult it can be to find the right talent in a continuously changing recruiting landscape.
Lionstep offers active sourcing as a service, being 100% performance driven to find talent that is not just qualified but also willing to work for the business! We provide 3 actionable tips to improve your recruiting process:
Your job description will impact the degree of qualified applicants. Make applicants understand who you are looking for and rule out unqualified profiles as early as possible.
There is a common misconception that in order to improve hiring—nearly always aimed at making it faster & cheaper—the solution is to throw as many applicants into the “funnel” as possible. The classic funnel being: reader→ applicant → interview → job offer.
Create a qualified applicant pool to improve the yield.
The job description should ideally provide a realistic job preview:
A great way to create a job preview is to include a rough percentage guide on how the job is set up, for example:
Business Development: 20% market research to find new business opportunities, 15% discovering more business in current clients, 30% new prospect outreach, 20% outreach to requests from leads, 10% fostering relationships with clients
Maybe even add a video showing the team behind the business, the office space and how the employee culture is set. These previews help applicants gain further insight to rule out in advance whether they would be willing to work for the company.
Choose realistic requirements: distinguish between “must-have” and “nice-to-have” requirements
Test: If a potential candidate asks questions related to the job during an interview, you need to use this feedback to further improve the job description.
Candidates often get their first impression of your company during the recruitment process. A positive experience not only boosts employer branding but also ensures talent finishes the recruitment processes and does not abandon you mid-way.
Think about the candidate you want to attract and then make sure you attract them with the right candidate experience:
In some cases qualified talent is very scarce and maybe the specialized skills are hard to find.
Nowadays hiring strategies should incorporate both active and passive candidates to improve the recruiting process.
It is important to source candidates from both groups, otherwise the talent search is limited. Passive candidates can offer a lot of value as they are already doing the job somewhere else. Some ways to find passive candidates include:
Looking for your next candidate? Find out how to optimize and improve your recruiting process with Lionstep. Connect with us.