1. Job Ads & Words
Believe it or not, the wording of your ad matters. Simple phrasing can put off entire groups of people (women, ethnic minorities, older people). Avoid this by hiring a proofreader of websites like fiverr.com.
2. Benefit From The Freelance Economy
This strategy is growing in popularity. Sometimes you need someone with specific skills, like a graphic designer, and it needs to happen with short notice. So why not hire a freelancer to do the job? There are now many freelance platforms out there, and it will save you a lot of time and money since you won’t have to go through the usual recruitment process.
Working with freelancers is also a great way to understand their skills and how they work with you and your team. If you are happy with their service, you’ll know who to hire the next time you need a full time employee.
3. Passive candidates
Passive candidates are those who aren’t necessarily looking for a job, but have a job profile on social media networks. Recruiters can engage with these candidates and build relationships over time, even if the passive candidate isn’t interested in the present moment. As a result, a candidate will probably think of you when he or she eventually does want a career change.
4. Employer review sites
Many job seekers spend a lot of time researching the companies on employer review websites to see if employees have good or bad things to say. As a recruiter, you may want to visit these sites to see what’s being said about your company. If there’s significant negative feedback, use it as an opportunity to help your company change its ways to attract more applicants.
5. Balancing The Aging Work Force
The global workforce is rapidly aging. In the United States alone, 10,000 people turn 65 everyday. There are more experienced people leaving than there are young people joining the work force to fill these vacancies. Even if you’re an amazing recruiter, there physically aren’t enough young candidates to keep up with the changes. This means that it’s important to keep more experienced workers in your recruiting strategy. Older employees have a wealth of experience to share with younger employees. In return, younger workers may have innovative perspectives to share with their older peers.
6. Mobile Recruitment
Mobile recruitment via text is the only way to get in touch with millennial candidates. Job seekers are used to doing everything on their phones and often prefer it to email.
Recruiting has never been as challenging and innovative as it is now. If you want to find the best candidates, try some of these methods. Give it a shot and see what works for you and your style.