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Thursday, October 16, 2014

How to Get Unstuck in Recruiting & Hiring

By Jessica Miller-Merrell

Many of us are likely in the middle of building and budgeting our 2015 recruiting planning and strategies. How we recruit, attract and retain our workforce has changed dramatically in the last 4 years. The importance of creating a strategy that drives results is more important than ever especially in this extremely competitive hiring and talent economy.

Maybe as you are building your plan you are thinking about how to get unstuck from your current strategies in recruiting and hiring.

Talk to your candidates and recent hires
In order to understand where your successes and failures happened it’s important to first know what they were. By talking to candidates and recent hires you’re able to get first-hand knowledge on what worked and what didn’t. Recent hires will have a fresh perspective on the process and have nothing to lose when it comes to providing real feedback on the overall process. Practitioners should be able to take constructive feedback and learn from their successes and failures.

Evaluate the successes and failures of competitors
The best way to recruit talent is to not only see what your competition is doing, but to do it better. If there is a certain type of candidate that your competition is continuously getting over you, it’s time to take a look and see why they’re recruiting stronger candidates or a certain type of candidate. Evaluating the successes and failures of your competition gives you data that you’re able to take back and use for your own recruiting and hiring strategies.

Use metrics and reporting to guide evaluate ongoing
What has worked best in the past? What time of job requisition gives you the most candidates? What quarter do you tend to hire a stronger workforce? All these questions and a whole lot more can be answered by the use of metrics and reporting. Understanding the who, what, when, where, and whys of your recruiting strategy will help you recruit stronger candidates in a more efficient manner. Make sure when implementing new strategies you’re able to track and measure the success or failure of a certain campaign. This will allow you to recruiter smarter and faster in the New Year.

Learn from the failure & success of you peers
Although you have an entire team of recruiters or practitioners it might not always be understood that they’re working together. Take a play out of your fellow recruiters playbook and see where they’re succeeding and where they’re failing. In recruiting there is no need to re-invent the wheel when working on recruiting the same type of candidates. Take a look at your co-workers and learn from each of them and you’ll be recruiting better in no time. Working as a team is always better than working as an individual.

With 2015 just a few months away it’s important to take an inventory of your entire recruiting strategies that have worked and those who have not worked and then create a plan involving your most successful techniques. If you haven’t started planning, you’re behind! 

Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR is a workplace and technology strategist specializing in social media. She’s is the Chief Blogger & Founder of Blogging4Jobs. You can follow her on Twitter @jmillermerrell


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