Talent Acquisition

How to Get Started with Recruiting [SLIDES]

Did your boss just ask you to recruit new employees for your company?

Feel like you’ve been dropped in the deep end?

Well, here’s your help. This presentation by our friends at Slideshop explains everything a recruiter goes through to find Mr (or Ms) Right, recruitment tips on how to determine the most competent candidate, and the consequences of making a poor hiring decision.

Interesting takeaways:

  • Hiring the wrong employee costs your business 1/3 of the bad hire’s annual salary. If the employee is earning $2,500 per month, you lose 10,000 for making a poor hiring decision.
  • Remember to create a strong career section on your company’s website, promote your company’s culture and management style. Let potential employees self-assess how fit they are to work for the company. Post job vacancies that may be aggregated by job search engines such as Indeed and Simply Hired.
  • Keep existing employees happy and motivated. Positive stories from employees enhances your company’s reputation and employer brand.
  • Strengthen your social media presence: Attract top talents through social media. Loyal followers can share job opportunities and bring in qualified candidates.
  • Connect with passive candidates: Attend university activities, join social media circles, or show up at informal events where you can network with passive employees.
  • Consider hiring freelancers, the right person might not want to work in a brick-and-mortar office. In the USA, 53 million Americans, or 1 in 3 workers, are now freelancing.
  • Remember to get new people in and bad people out as soon as possible; “Get the right people on the bus and the wrong people off the bus“ – Jim Collins

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By Jörgen Sundberg

Founder of Undercover Recruiter & CEO of Link Humans, home of The Employer Brand Index.