During the holidays, you might have pressed the “pause” button on hiring. Now, with the start of a new year, it’s time to get back on track to fill gaps and vacancies. In a time with so much uncertainty and new challenges, how can you effectively hire the right person? Here are some tips to help you.
What Are The Best Ways to Hire Candidates in 2023?
Ask employees for referrals.
The best way to find great hires is still with referrals from existing employees. These are the people who know your brand and needs, as well as if those in their network will fit. If you don’t already have a formal incentive program for referrals in place, 2023 is a great time to start one.
Check performance reviews.
If your company is like many, you schedule performance reviews at the end of the year. During the process, you likely got some good feedback from current employees about what it’s like to work for your company. Don’t let this valuable insight just sit there. Put it to use. Make sure you’re reviewing these evaluations and using the information in them to hire people who can support company and employee goals.
Make sure your job site is mobile-friendly.
Most candidates are searching for jobs online using their phone or a tablet. If your website isn’t mobile-friendly, it’s going to make a negative impression on the best candidates. Avoid this and invest in creating a website that configures automatically whether a candidate is searching for a job using their phone, tablet, or desktop.
Recruit using social media.
If you haven’t already, make sure you’re putting social media to use to find your next great hire. Not only can you connect with ideal candidates, but also promote your company brand and culture to the public at large. Over time, this can help you to create an appealing and engaging employer brand, allowing you to hire top talent over your competition.
Make applying to your company easy.
Nothing turns off a potential candidate faster than a cumbersome application process. Make yours seamless and simple. This starts with a clear job description that reflects the needs of the role and what your company brings to the table as an employer. Also, make the application easy to read without a lot of hurdles to jump through to submit it.
Keep candidates informed.
If you go dark and don’t communicate with candidates regularly, they’re going to move on to other opportunities. Keep your candidates informed every step of the way, from when you receive their resumes to the next steps to expect and more.
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