This post originally appeared on LinkedIn.
See me there at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donna-davis-48ab80135/
Your organization’s success is dependent on the commitment and engagement of its team members. But how do you find these great candidates that will be motivated and engaged in their work?
Check out these ideas for supplementing your current hiring process:
1. Make your hiring an inside job by promoting individuals already employed with your organization.
Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, said it is always more desirable to promote from within because it increases employee engagement.
A currently employed team member may be the perfect candidate to fill that open position. If the employee shows motivation and drive, perhaps all they need is just some additional training to make them qualified to fill the position.
Promoting from within has many advantages. The promoted employee will have a better understanding of the structure, giving them insight and making them more profitable to the organization. Also, it gives employees something to work towards.
2. Reach out to your current employees for hiring suggestions.
If an employee is a star performer, they are likely to associate with people who share the same interests, ethics and values. Capitalizing on your current employee’s friends and family members can be a great way to find new talent.
Hiring friends and family is a very controversial topic and can present some challenges. However, with proper planning, this can be a successful method for recruiting committed employees. Remember the success of Apple computers? Steve Jobs hired his friends to help build the company.
3. Ask employees to post on their social media sites about the available position.
Some organizations even offer a bonus to employees who refer a new employee that is hired and stays for a predetermined amount of time. See Josh Lindenmuth, CIO, Payce, Inc.
By asking employees to post on their sites, you are increasing your sphere of potential recruits.
4. Spread the word to vendors and associates that your organization is hiring.
These individuals are a great source for candidates because vendors and associates tend to only refer candidates they think would work well in your organization.
Just making a simple statement such as “We are looking to hire. Do you know anyone who might be interested?” opens the door for possibilities.
5. Post a notice on your organization’s website and social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.).
According to Recruiter Box, this is an overlooked method for seeking new employees to your organization.
6. Constantly be on the lookout for great employees.
Four Steps to Proactive Hiring. This approach makes the hiring process very proactive. Excellent employees are all around, it just takes an awareness to spot them. Begin to look for potential employees everywhere you go (coffee shop, grocery store, restaurant, etc.) and you will begin to be proactive in your hiring process.
Ideas for recruiting are endless. With all your hard work, you will be rewarded with great employees who are engaged and committed to the organization.
If you enjoy this post, please click the like button and leave a comment. Thanks