NAILING THE RECRUITING PROCESS IN 3 PHASES
When getting ready to recruit, the likelihood of success will improve by investing time to get organized and really understand what you need and how much that is worth to your organization.Phase 1: Preparation
Plan to dedicate a good amount of time to headhunting as it is critical to success. Finding and engaging potential candidates is important as most quality hires are not actively applying for jobs.Phase 2: Headhunting
Now that you have a list of qualified and interested candidates, it’s time to process them. This means reviewing their claims, getting to know them, and seeing whose goals align best.Phase 3: Processing
How to Recruit Successfully
Phase 1: Preparation
To find what you’re looking for, it helps to first define it.
A well written job description is a critical human resources document that is often used as an ongoing communication tool between employers and employees about job expectations. The description should explain the role within the context of the overall company hierarchy. Important details to include are key performance indicators (KPI), and key behavioural indicators (KBI), as well as training and development requirements.
Where a job classification system is in place, the job description should include a set of compensable factors for which the company is willing to pay, such as skill, effort, responsibility, working conditions and innovation. Job descriptions can be reviewed and updated annually, or when organization changes dictate.
KPIs and KBIs
KPIs are measurable statements that can be used to evaluate employee performance. They should be well considered, in line with company goals, and realistic.
KBIs on the other hand contain words which describe outcomes. These pertain to desirable behavioural skills that are important for the success of the role.
Writing a Job Posting
Generally speaking, the job posting plays a dual role. Firstly, it serves as a communications piece that seeks to attract quality candidates. Secondly, it acts as an informative guiding light that both helps candidates evaluate positions and companies evaluate candidates. It should be accurate, informative, and appealing, while still including the aforementioned aspects of the job description.
Establishing a Salary Range
Salary is obviously an important motivator for candidates, and should be considered carefully. In order to do this, a company should conduct salary reviews both internally (amongst current employees) and externally (in the competitive marketplace as a whole). Consideration must be placed on the balancing act between n offering potential candidates attractive packages without alienating current staff, who are unlikely to be impressed if their new colleagues out-earn them.