Sometimes you’re in a situation where the right people are lining up around the block for the chance to work for your company. But, most of the time, it’s the wrong people lining up, and you’re faced with a limited supply of right people–people with the right skills, experience, drive, expectations, personality and salary requirements. Unfortunately, the people that are right for your business are often right for your competitors’ businesses as well. So, what can you do to make sure that your recruiting process encourages these people to want to work for you?
Scratch that. You don’t want to convince candidates that your company is the best place for them to work. You want to find and recruit people who believe your company is the best fit for them because it is the best fit for them. Anything false, or that misrepresents how the company operates, is doomed to attract people who won’t be happy at your company. (For instance, don’t have HR talk about how flexible and family-friendly your company is if not all managers run flexible and family-friendly departments. Be honest: “The hours stink, but bonuses are at 20% if you meet targets. 75 percent of employees will receive a full bonus and it’s rare for someone to get less than 80 percent of target.”)
Here are some ideas for making the recruiting process effective in matching up people who will thrive in your company.
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