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No matter where you are in the chain of command in your business – if you are recruiting fresh talent for the company, you need to act and work like the boss.
Any candidate keen on working for your company needs to be presented with a clear, concise and authoritative message that’s consistent with your branding and that makes them think they are communicating with the key decision-makers.
The beauty of a flexible recruitment management system such as QJumpers is that it’s designed to create exactly that level of consistency while helping all the key decision-makers – the hiring managers, those with oversight, and those with department or budget responsibilities – get exactly the level of input required for a smooth and timely hiring process.
So what are the key factors to recruiting like a boss:
1. Who do candidates want to communicate with? Anyone looking for a new job wants to know they are dealing with the decision-makers for the position they are applying for. All communication, therefore, needs to be from a single source and give a single direct message, from the moment the position description is written right through to the onboarding process.
2. Make the most of your referrals? When you recruit like a boss, good candidates come to you. A simple, direct recruitment brand will attract social media interest and help your existing staff spread the word and suggest potential new workers.
3. Do you need all that extra red tape? No boss wants to be tangled up in bureaucracy – they need the space and clear-thinking to make the right decisions. Having the right software doing the heavy-lifting leaves you free to concentrate on picking the right candidate.
4. Are you communicating properly? Your recruitment strategy should become the bedrock of your company’s hiring and HR departments when you have the right software in place. Just as a great boss has the oversight of everything from IT to finance, so a well-built, bespoke recruitment system will bring together all the right departments for a streamlined process.
5. Are you giving the right feedback? Nothing destroys a well-built hierarchy more quickly than silence from the top – and just as it’s important for a boss to communicate clearly and often with his staff, so recruiters need to get back to all candidates with acknowledgements and decisions as fast and as clearly as possible.
6. Are you working hard or smart? A great boss might not sweat the small stuff, and neither should an expert recruiter. Need a shortlist or background checks done? Get it worked into your recruitment service. Need to create a talent pool? Get your system to create it and use it!
7. Is your business pushing boundaries or standing still? Success doesn’t come from thinking you’ve reached a pinnacle and simply need to stay put. Just as a great boss looks for areas to grow and innovative ways to improve a business, so great recruitment comes from investigating new avenues to reach candidates and creating or using fresh technology with which to talk to them.
8. Are you making the most of your data? No boss can be expected to know every single fact and figure about their company – just as any recruiter can’t be expected to remember the contact details of every candidate who just missed the mark, or the time it took to fill every role advertised in the past five years. But having the ability to get your hands on that sort of information at the push of a button can be the difference between attracting and bringing on board the best candidate ahead of the competition.
9. Are you winning the race? Recruitment is a truly competitive business and just as a boss has to answer to a board or shareholders, so a recruiter needs to meet and beat their targets. Being best-armed and well-prepared to battle the competition will lead to a winning team.
To learn more about how QJumpers can work alongside your recruitment strategy to recruit like a boss, contact us on 0800 758673, firstname.lastname@example.org or via our website.
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