Choosing the right person for the job that your company has posted is actually harder than one may assume. That’s why it’s important to take advantage of both online and offline methods for recruiting and staffing. Read below to learn more about some of the top tips to ensure that your company finds the best employees possible.
Review Résumés Each Day
There are many efficient ways to gather resume information online (i.e. Indeed.com) which allows thousands of people to send their information to your company each day. By spending a bit of time looking through the pile of resumes on your desk, many talented candidates will come to the surface.
Looking at resumes can get overwhelming if not done most efficiently. That’s why we’ve laid out 5 key steps to quickly and thoroughly review resumes.
#1: Cover Letters
To fully understand someone from a piece of paper is a difficult task. But a cover letter helps you get an idea to see if the applicant’s personality would be a good fit for your business.
#2: Résumé Scan #1
Before getting into the nitty-gritty of who the applicant is, quickly skim through their resume and check for spelling and grammatical errors. Additionally, look through their skills to see if anything sticks out as relevant to the position they are applying for.
#3: Résumé Scan #2
After the initial scan, perform a second pass through the resume to compare the applicant’s list of skills to the job description. If there are any gaps, it will be easy to evaluate whether the applicant will fit the job or not.
#4: Examine Past Employment(s)
Finally, scan the resume one last time to review their previous job experiences. Ask yourself if previous work matches what is posted on your company’s job description. Again, if there are any gaps, it’ll become evident if they will be a good fit for the position or not.
#5: Next Steps
This is the final stage in the resume assessment process. After reviewing the applicant’s information, you can either decline them and move on to the next applicant or keep moving them forward in the interview process.
Stay In-House When You Can
Consider looking internally for qualified applicants. Is there any current employee looking for a promotion or a change? If so, this is a great place to start! There are also so many benefits to hiring internally: you already know the person, how they work, their background, and their strengths and weaknesses.
Optimize Social Media
Social media platforms like LinkedIn provide a great and easy way to spread the word about job postings. Simply encourage sharing within your organization, promote your company culture by posting videos and pictures that embody your company, and provide the contact information clearly listed for the potential applicant(s) to use.
And The List Goes On…
While those were only a few examples of ways to find quality employees for your business, keep in mind that the list truly is endless when it comes to various opportunities. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us to learn more! We are looking forward to hearing from you and watching your company grow.