3 Recruitment Hacks to attract the best candidates in 2021
- January 22, 2021
- Posted by: Ishani Singh
- Category: Recruitment
The general recruiting process has not seen a ton of changes in a long time. Yes, the ways of managing the intermediate step have changed – how we conduct sourcing, screening, interviewing, or onboarding – but we still hire new employees in the same.
We create a vacancy advertisement, interview those who meet our requirements, select the best and make an offer, wait for the candidate’s response, and then we welcome the new employee.
All this takes a lot of time and resources.
And sometimes a mistake is made and we end up with a bad hire. A bad hire can be very expensive for the company.
Your goal is to not make such a mistake and hire the best candidates. But attracting and hiring these talented minds has become trickier. You need to hire smarter.
To hire the best candidates, you first need to understand what it is that they are looking for, you first need to attract them.
You should be aware of the latest tricks and techniques to bag the right employees.
Here are 3 recruitment hacks to attract and hire the best candidates.
Up your social media recruitment strategy
In this digital world, social media provides a platform for recruiters to extend the reach of their job vacancies and proactively source candidates that might be a good fit.
Social Media Recruitment is good for you and your company due to many reasons, such as –
- Increased Employer Brand Awareness
- Higher Quality Candidates
- Increased Job Visibility
- Shortened hiring time
- Efficient Screening
You can watch this short video to know more about Why we love Social Media Recruitment.
But for Social Media to work in your favor, you need to put consistent effort and create a good Social Recruitment Strategy first.
We know that this isn’t an easy task, but it is important.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone in this. We had written a brief ‘how-to’ guide on social media recruitment strategies. You can read it here.
Use templates to do the tedious work faster and more efficiently
For every job vacancy you want to fill, you are required to perform some assignments that are common to all positions, and that can be standardized
These tasks include –
- Creating an attractive job description
- Producing a recruitment advertisement
- Drafting interview invitations
- Writing rejection letters
If you follow a pre-decided template for each of these, you would need to change only a few details every time.
By doing so, these chores can be finished quickly to give you more time for the tasks that require your attention.
Choose a simple job title | Be specific
Now this one of the often overlooked Recruitment Hacks, try to use the common conventional job titles.
While you should aim for a creative job description to attract more candidates, you really should keep it simple when it comes to job titles.
When choosing a job title, you should think from the candidates’ point of view – what terms or phrases are they looking for?
Don’t use complex or ambiguous terms that may end up confusing the candidates.
Use conventional terms such as Marketing Manager, Data Analyst, and HR Administrator.
Every person you hire should be a fit for the company, he/she should fit in like a missing puzzle piece.
“You’re not just recruiting employees, but are sowing the seeds of your reputation.”
Implementing these Recruitment hacks will improve your recruiting process and give you a competitive advantage over your competitors.