In the contemporary business environment, having the right team is essential to business success- you want individuals that are hard-working, experienced and can think out of the box! As a firm, you want to attract the best and brightest out there, which means that you need to tailor your recruitment process to find and hire the top talent available. Doing so can be an incredible boon to your business- ensuring that your company performs at its best. Here are five strategies for recruiting the top talent within your industry!
- Identify your needs
Before you even initiate the recruitment process, it’s vital to identify what your business needs. What skills and qualities are must-haves for candidates? A clear plan will help you write a job description that stands out and attracts high performers.
- Advertise your company culture
Job-seekers are increasingly aware of the corporate culture within workspaces. Millennial and Gen-Z candidates are more concerned with the culture and spirit of the workplace than previous generations and are actively seeking professional environments where they feel emotionally and spiritually fulfilled. Promote your company culture during the recruitment process and advertise all the benefits of working at your company.
- Utilise your contacts
Don’t just limit yourself to traditional job boards and postings but engage with contacts and recruiters to let them know you’re seeking candidates and let them know the type of candidates you are seeking. Speak to recruitment agencies, who have experience with candidates and understand your needs, as they can reach out to their networks and identify top talent for your business.
- Manage talent relationships
Recruitment is about more than once-off hiring. Modern recruitment is often non-linear, for example when you have high-potential candidates who aren’t ready to make a career shift yet, or when turning down candidates who are perfect for roles that open up a few months later. Cultivating relationships with potential candidates can often lead to filling positions down the line, even when the candidates might not be available or the perfect fit at that time.
- Craft a positive candidate experience
The recruitment process can be a dominant influencer of how candidates perceive your company. A positive recruitment process starts with the very perception of your company and extends into the job description up to the interview and call-back process. High-performing candidates might choose to turn down positions if they have negative interview experiences.
Hiring the best talent available might not be easy, but it’s definitely worth the effort, as any CEO or team manager will be able to tell you!
Professional Sourcing is a top-tier South African-based recruitment agency operating internationally, IPM accredited, LEVEL 2 BEE RATED and 51% Black Owned.
Our agency specialises in professional placements (senior and specialist talent) and exclusive skills recruitment to a wide range of industries, including JSE’s top 100 companies, SMEs and the Public Sector.
Our agency specialises in professional placements (senior and specialist talent) and exclusive skills recruitment to a wide range of industries, including JSE’s top 100 companies, SMEs and the Public Sector. -- Patricia Koekemoer