Finding just the right candidate can be a painstaking process. You post the ad, you get an influx of CV’s, you sift through them, you interview, you propose, and many times, candidate turns down your offer. Why?
With the unemployment rate at 26% you would think that people would be grabbing at the chance to work for you, but often times, especially with millennials, job seekers are being quite picky.
How can you get candidates more interested in your job proposal?
Think about focusing on these areas:
1. Make it clear from the onset what you are looking for
Write from the ad content, let the candidates know what you want. This will weed out the wanna-bes and focus in on the people that actually can do the job.
2. Interview Dilemmas
While you may not have been a recruitment consultant in your other life, you can learn some kick-ass interview skills. The interview stage is where you could be losing your candidates, so prep up on making that experience a good one for them. Watch out for our next blog on the best interview 101 skills.
3. Don’t hand the interview over to a junior
Unless you are assured they can handle the interview well. Most companies opt for a 1st and 2nd interview process. If you are not the driving force behind the recruitment process, definitely pop in during the 2nd interview phase to ask a few questions. The head of the company showing face is always impressive.
4. Company Culture
Make it very clear what your company culture is all about from the onset. Company culture is an important aspect and can help a candidate decide if they fit or not.
5. Personal Experience
Give the job candidates a personal experience. If you are keen on them from the beginning you will know, and showing them that can seal the deal. Take them for a walk through of your offices. Ask them about their personal life and experiences that have moulded them.
6. Counter Offer
If you really want someone, you may have to dig deep and propose a better offering. If that candidate is that good they will definitely be receiving other offers, so prepare yourself to up your salary rate, your benefits and add other perks.