Having truly great employees can do wonders for increasing output, customer and client satisfaction, revenue, and overall productivity. That is why nearly every HR department around tries to get their hands on the best workers possible.
Are your hiring practices focused on getting the best?
Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to land rockstar employees.
Start With a Stellar Job Description
Clearly Define Job Requirements
Be clear and accurate about the skills a person needs to be able to thrive in the position. Give details about what skills and backgrounds are absolutely required, and which ones are helpful but not strictly essential. This can help to attract qualified candidates to the position while at the same time not scaring off potential candidates with an overzealous list of requirements.
Moreover, be sure you are not using a generic description of the job requirements. Every job position detail should be unique to the position and well thought out. Poorly executed or ambiguous job descriptions prevent people from applying in the first place.
Name the Job Position Correctly
You do not want to give your job opening a name that’s too broad or too plain. A generic job title, just like generic job descriptions, can hurt your chances of getting great workers to apply.
Attract the right candidate with a job title that is easily found by job searchers, and make sure it is specific to your company.
Clearly State Benefits and Why Candidates Should Work for You
Use good marketing skills to attract the right hires.
In the job description, after you have given it a unique name and explained what’s required and what’s not, tell candidates why your company is the best one to work for. Sell the job position to attract the good workers.
Remember, your company is not the only one looking for the best candidates so make sure your job description stands out from the crowd.
Train Hiring Managers on What to Look for
If you want to land “rockstar” employees, you need to train your hiring managers to be rockstar recruiters.
Align Hiring Practices with the Company’s Hiring Objectives
All managers within the company must understand the overall business goals. How else would they be able to run their departments properly?
Train your hiring managers to vet candidates properly not only for skills but also for the ability to learn and excel in the position that is going to be filled.
Managers in charge of the hiring and interview process must understand what to look for in a candidate. To do that, they must fully understand the specific needs and skills of the job position.
What to Look for
You want your hiring managers to interview candidates not only for qualifications but also intelligence, aptitude, and emotional IQ. People who score high in these areas are likely to make for great employees that boost morale and productivity among work teams.
Aside from the usual questions about previous experience and former employers, managers should ask outside-the-box questions. Questions that inquire into a candidate’s frame of mind, work attitude, creativity, character, and determination.
This tactic is a great way to find if someone is mature enough and forward-thinking enough for the position.
Standardize Hiring Processes
A standard operating procedure that all hiring managers can follow will ensure all candidates are going through the same vetting process. This makes the recruitment process easier and streamlined, and helps to protect your business from discrimination claims.
Moreover, make sure your managers get trained on the company’s employee expectations and their hiring standard. This way, every manager has an opportunity to find that next rockstar employee.
Correctly Match Your Workers
Evaluate Skills and Match Creativity
Having hired the best candidate is not the final step in the process. New employees still need to be placed on a team that will inspire creativity and provide encouragement.
Match skills and complementing personalities of all your employees to create a rockstar team. Put your new hire where he or she can do the best work.
Conduct video interviews.
The best worker in the world will not be a productive employee or offer your company any benefit if he or she is not able to use their personal talent and drive in a team setting.
Increase your odds of landing the best employees by having an awesome job description, well-trained hiring managers, and appropriately matched workers. Create productive teams that will bring out the best in everyone.
Over to you – what hiring practices are you using to land rockstar employees?