Here are six easy tips that recruiting services, staffing firms, or executive search firms should keep in mind when on the hunt for outstanding potential job candidates.
These tips are equally applicable to companies undertaking their search without the help of recruiting agency services. Indeed, the headaches associated with finding qualified personnel is magnified for a company undertaking its recruitment efforts.
Industry-Specific Job Boards
It may be more thoughtful to also consider the benefits of positing an open job on an industry-specific job board. By posting in a selective and admittedly limited manner, recruiters reach precisely the people most likely to be qualified for an open position.
A few examples of industry-specific job boards are as follows:
The same can be said for specialized fields, such as Accounting or IT. For example, in-house human resources staff in a pharmaceutical company might know all about pharmaceutical skillsets required for a multitude of research positions, but they may not know as much when it comes to hiring staff to track money or to keep the computers functioning. That’s when recruiting agency services specializing in IT, Accounting , or any other specialized field can come in handy.
By cultivating this internal resource, an HR director or in-house recruiter can develop a wealth of ready information about prospective employees who might well serve the organization as valued employees.
Searching for Resumes
Often, a job seeker may not find and review all of the various available positions that have been posted on every job board. This is even more true if a given prospect is a highly sought-after candidate, who might be still busy in a current position of responsibility.
By using a professional directory, in-house human resources staff will be able to identify the most appropriate resources for their company and the recruiting task at hand. Even staffing firms can benefit from such a recruiter’s directory to seek help in a specialized field they don’t often work with.
Patience Is A Virtue
An HR director should take his or her time to identify, screen, interview and hire the best candidate.
About the Author
Mandy Fard is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW, CMRW) and Recruiter with decades of experience in assisting job seekers, working directly with employers in multiple industries, and writing proven-effective resumes.
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