Hiring the best candidate or, let's say 'TOP TALENT' is the most difficult decision you ever make in your life as a recruiter, whether it's a small business or a large corporate business. It is also one of the most important aspects that determine the success of any organization. Everyone knows about the crucial role it plays in a company’s smooth running, but what most recruiters want to know is “how to hire the top talent?” or “how to know the candidate is the right one for your business?”
When you start searching for candidates, you always find yourself at crossroads with a big question in your head - How and where to start from?
If you have the exact feeling of what I mentioned above and wants to know the easiest yet super-effective methods of How to Find The Best Candidate? Then, this article is the right one for you. Enjoy reading these methods and make sure you follow them.
Method 1: You must know the exact talent you want.
Let's Begin with the basics. You must know what type of talent you want. Most people start recruiting candidates for the job opening with just the generic job details. In order to recruit the best talent for your job opening, it becomes essential that you put in some extra efforts to have a deeper insight into the job profile for which you are making the search for.
Method 2: You should never overindulge your talent in the initial phase.
Not every recruiter is able to find the right talent in their first recruitment process. You need to dig deep. Ending your search for the best candidate after going through 10 or 15 resumes will take you nowhere. Always keep this in your mind; you want nothing but the best for your organization even if it takes a long time to get the best fit. Analyze several candidates to find the best one.
Method 3: Have a very good interviewing skill.
The most important part of the job search process is an interview. Preparing for an interview is not easy at all. When you post a job, it’s pretty sure you will receive tons of applications that are not even relevant to your requirements. This makes it necessary for you to have exceptional interview skills to filter out the right candidate from the applications.
Prepare a questionnaire to bring out the hidden aspects of the candidate. In fact, you should use practical approaches in your interviews too. Don’t be afraid to test the candidate’s knowledge and skills in whichever way possible.
Method 4: Use the Power of Social Media.
Get social with the help of social media. Social Media is the most valuable tool when it comes to recruitment. Almost all the highly skilled professionals are there in Social Media. Your eagle eye skills are enough to grab a hold on the best candidate. LinkedIn is one of the main platforms which acts as a medium to connect and expand your business networks or career growth. According to Business Intelligence, TechCrunch & Fortune, LinkedIn has officially crossed the half-billion user mark in 2017 with 40% of monthly active users, 61 million LinkedIn users are senior level influencers and 40 million are in decision-making positions. In fact, a study found that 122 million people received an interview through LinkedIn, with 35.5 million having been hired by a person they connected with on the site.
Method 5: Start posting eye-catching job adverts.
Candidates out there may be going through the various job portals; reviewing which company to apply for while you are occupied with searching talent. If you have not posted an eye catchy advertisement on these portals, then chances are that a potential candidate may just miss your job posting or let’s say - you just missed the right candidate who would have knocked on your door.
Post a creative advert with an amazing theme and content on social media because more than 79% of job seekers look out on various social platforms for their job search.
Method 6: Refer more, Hunt more.
There’s a saying among head-hunters, ‘Top talents know other top talents’. If you are happy about your existing team and want someone who is as determined as them, then encourage them to refer people among their circles. If your employees are good and talented, they will definitely have a circle of people sharing the same characteristics. By this way, you could get the right person you are looking for with minimal efforts. It also doesn't mean that you have to avoid a thorough analysis of the candidate.
Method 7: Track your process and evaluate your progress.
Monitor, analyze & optimize at every step of your recruitment process is one of the most important tips for sourcing the right candidate. Tracking your process and evaluating your progress will help you improve and incorporate important features in your job search.
With the optimized information you have, you will know how many applications you usually need before you find the right candidate i.e. where you need to look, where to work on more and other important things.
Follow these tips and sync it with your recruitment process. Work on it effectively and recruit the best candidate for your company.