In our observations, too many companies spend too much time separating the wheat from the chaff, rather than attracting the best and brightest. So, how do you as a hiring manager attract the most qualified people? Here are a few tried and true tips used by the most successful and innovative companies:
- Rethink your funnel. The best candidates likely will not apply via a job posting. Instead they will engage with a recruiter or hiring manager to feel things out.
- Think long-term. Messaging is critical. Mention you’re doing strategic hiring planning for the next six months and would like to meet qualified candidates. You will likely attract a certain caliber of person you would want on your team.
- Sell the company more than the job itself. Emphasize what the person will be doing and tie the role back to the company’s values. Oftentimes people are more concerned with the company’s brand and clout than the prestige of the job.
- Forget the box checking. Instead of a laundry list of tasks, describe your biggest challenge. What have they overcome in the past that could apply to your situation? How could they add value as a problem-solver?
- Offer a 30% increase. It may be time to up your compensation game. A 30 percent non-monetary increase is the minimum jump for attracting a top-tier passive candidate.
With growth can come pain. Hiring can put extra stress on your human resources team and budget, or you may not have the internal expertise to take on such an endeavor.
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