For many companies, heading down the recruiting route can be a daunting one. But it shouldn’t be—the purpose of recruiting is to find a suitable outcome for everyone, both the employer and the employee, so that all parties are satisfied in the end.
There are myriad ways to approach the recruiting process, but there are a few that seem imperative in today’s world. For starters, take a look at your current best employee. Which standout qualities does he or she have that you’d like to find in a future employee? It’s important to consider which features have proven to be strengths for certain situations, and which strengths are most useful in others. This way, you’ll have a clearer vision and focus about what specifically you’re looking for in a future hire, rather than approaching it with too broad a scope.
Another aspect to give thought to how cultural norms have changed. For example, millennials have come into the workplace with new perspectives. The fact of the matter is that you need these millennials, and it’s important to create an environment where they’ll want to work. A stuffy office is not going to reel millennials in to work for you. Additionally, this generation is looking for coaching rather than micromanaging—they want to be able to envision their trajectory and reach that potential. Reexamine your office and try to create an atmosphere of meaning and purpose, instead of never-ending mounds of work.
If you’re not ready to hire a full-time employee for a position, think about hiring a freelancer. This will allow you to save some money, while still ensuring that the work gets done, and it will buy you time to evaluate whether or not it is worth hiring someone full time for this position.
There are so many more methods to improve your recruiting process. Take some time to sit down and strategize about which ones are most crucial for your company.