5 Methods for Finding the Best Employees
Every business faces the challenge of finding excellent employees and keeping them on staff. Staffing is naturally a challenging process, but there are a few techniques that can help you navigate the many job applications you receive to find the best employees that will fit in perfectly with your existing staff. The five following methods can help you find the best employees and avoid troublesome staffing shortages in the future.
Make Your Job Post Compelling
There are numerous job postings on any job board at any time. It can be hard to stick out among your competitors, but with a little bit of care, you can make your job post compelling enough to attract the best employees. A few ways to create a compelling post include:
- Use between 700 and 1,200 words – just enough to provide adequate information, but not too much
- Include a detailed summary of the job responsibilities and the expectations of the new employee
- Make sure the job title is clear, so it comes up during relevant Internet searches
Ask Your Current Employees
You may also consider letting your current employees know that you are looking to fill a position. They may know someone who is a perfect fit! Current employees understand what the job requires and know which personalities will fit in best with the team. This means that they may be perfect for recommending the best employees.
Use Social Media
People conducting their job searches today are likely to use social media to connect with potential jobs. You can use social media to attract job candidates and make your company seem like a connected, engaged, and excellent place to work. You can post ads for jobs on your social media pages to instantly connect with those who follow you and are interested in your business or industry.
Hold on to Potential Employee Information
If you interview someone or receive a promising resume, but you aren’t hiring or able to take them on at that time, you can hold onto their information. When a position arises that they may be suitable for, you can then reach out and see if they are interested. Holding onto these resumes can be especially helpful when someone leaves suddenly, and you have an unexpected staffing hole to fill.
Use a Staffing Agency
Using a staffing agency can help you find the best employees, especially when you don’t have as much time to devote to the hiring process as you would like. A staffing agency can find employees, review resumes, and prep them for interviews, so you have the best employees to choose from.
Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution
First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in the recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates. First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee, located in Nashville, La Vergne, and Mount Juliet. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.