TEN (10) RECRUITMENT TIPS FOR HRs AND JOB SEEKERS
In human resource management, “recruitment” is the process of finding and hiring the best and most qualified candidate for a job opening, in a timely and cost-effective manner. Below are some tips for both recruiters and job seekers.
1. Selling the opportunity to prospective candidates
This is possibly the most important part of a recruitment process in mind. As a recruiter, you need to balance by giving a client the best possible chance of securing the perfect candidate and with the probability that such candidate is going to accept the position. In order to do this, a recruiter needs to know why someone would accept a given position. A good recruiter will be able to tell candidates:
§ Their hours of work.
§ The type of work the firm does.
§ Why the type of work firm does is important to their development.
§ Social activities and overall culture of the firm.
§ Discuss their concerns about joining a smaller business and if appropriate advise them why those concerns won’t be present.
§ Point to several examples of career advancement both within and external to the firm.
§ Point to specific examples of why the candidate would want to work for the business and equally important why the candidate wouldn’t want the job.
§ Provide candidates with information on how this position compares to others available in the market.
2. Interview preparation and feedback
Interview preparation is the process of working through the best way to present ideas and covering off on what are the likely areas of focus for a meeting with the goal of helping a candidate feel relaxed and confident going into the meeting and ensuring everyone gets the best out of the meeting;
A good recruiter will know the areas of concern for a specific candidate, alerting candidates to these concerns prior to a meeting will help ensure the candidate addresses them in an interview. Equally, they will know the reason why a candidate wouldn’t want a job, communicating these concerns to a hiring manager allows them to address those during the interview process.
3. Process of recruitment
They carry out an analysis of the market, and create a candidate specification that includes all details about the role, responsibilities, and opportunities presented by the job. Recruiters make use of various tools for their search. These include their own database, prior market research, their professional networks, contacts and social networks. Once they generate a list of potential executives, they screen candidates to identity and filter out those who are most suitable for the job. Before the names of the shortlisted candidates are presented to the client, recruiters will verify that their qualifications, executive career background, and other information they have provided is correct.
The client selects the candidate who is most suitable for the job based on interviews and external references. Recruiters then facilitate the process of salary and offer negotiation, and ensure that both the client and the candidate are satisfied. In some cases, they assist the HR personnel of the firm in inducting the candidate into the workplace.
Obviously, the main reason why the recruitment process is implemented is to find the persons who are best qualified for the positions within the company, and who will help them towards attaining organizational goals. However, there are other reasons why a recruitment process is important.
§ To ensure compliance with policies and laws in order to avoid discrimination.
§ To ensure proper alignment of skill sets to organizational goals.
§ To ensure effective and efficient recruiting.
4. Prepare to Recruit
Preparing to recruit means doing your research about what are actually needed for business success. Many employers fall into the trap of hiring just any warm body that seems eager to work; only later to realize that low productivity and high turnover costs the company more money than the employee makes. In so doing, the recruiter review resumes, make pre-hiring test and look for good competencies such as integrity and loyalty, but are important for anyone who works within a group. Other competencies, such as competitiveness and problem solving, may be more relevant to specific jobs to work in a field or position.
5. Don’t put on an Aggressive attitude
Some recruiters become very aggressive if a job opportunity doesn’t work out, threatening that they will personally make sure that the person being recruited will ‘never work again’ if they don’t do as they are told, and that they will ‘ruin their reputation’.
1. Save time and stress on Job Search
You can save time job searching by using advanced search options on job boards. All the major job boards have an “Advanced Search” option where you can search by keyword, location, a radius of a location, job title, company, and type of job, date posted and other options. Other than incurring expenses and spending time going from company to company and Focus your search on jobs that you’re qualified for.
2. Keep Applying and never lose Hope
Don’t stop applying for jobs while you are waiting to hear back from an employer. Most job seekers are rejected by over 15 employers before landing a job. Learn from your mistakes and keep applying until you get the right offer.
3. Be yourself at the job interview
Rehearsed answers, fake smiles, and saying what you think the interviewer wants to hear instead of what you actually believe, mislead the employer. Employers want to know whom they’re hiring and that’s the person they expect to show up for the first day of work. This is an extra, but, yes, hiring managers do look at your shoes, dressing, and the like. It is important to look your best from head to toe! It’s important to follow-up after a job interview. This is a way to show your appreciation for being considered for the job.
4. Networking as an essential component of successful job search
Networking is an important part of any job search. It is the process of establishing contacts for the purpose of gathering information, communicating your career goals, seeking advice, and obtaining leads on jobs. Unsurprisingly, the larger your network is, the more likely you are to be successful.
While online sites are great places to network, you also want to spend some time engaging in face-to-face interactions with potential new connections. Establishing personal connections can improve your likelihood of getting a job and allow you to engage in deeper discussion about career plans, like future advancement in the field.
Through competition for new jobs at an all-time high, employees must have the skills employers are targeting. From the ability to communicate effectively to the willingness to wear multiple hats around the office, employers today seek workers with a variety of the skills.
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Honesty and loyalty
- Communication skills
- Ability to work as a team
- Application of work ethics etc.