How To Find Good Employees

Choosing quality hires is critical to your company's long-term success, but it can be challenging to find employees with the exact skills and qualities you've determined are critical for each role.

In our digital-driven landscape, employers often leverage online tools to find employees because it's efficient and can be effective. But, it's essential to include offline methods as part of your search as well. By combining technology-driven tactics and good 'ole live interactions, you'll widen your net and increase your changes of locating and securing the best talent available.


* Review Resumes Daily
Every day, candidates are searching for new roles on USGunJobs which means each day presents a new opportunity to find talented and capable professionals who would fit well into your organization.

* Look Internally
Ind addition to seeking qualified candidates outside your organization, consider if any current employees are looking for a change or promotion and might make a good fit. Not only will you already know this person's strengths and experience, but because they know the organization, they may not need as much training and background nowledge as a new hire. Also, filling a role internally may mean retaining an employee who might otherwise have left the company to pursue a similar position elsewhere. This also helps retention overall by showing current employees the company looks internally first for hiring needs.

Use Social Media
Social networks provide a great opportunity to get the word out about open positions. Here's a few tips to make social media more effective...
Encourage sharing. Ask people to share & like the job posting with their networks. The more it's shared, the wider the audience and the larger the pool of potential candidates.
Promote your culture. Include photos and videos that depict your company culture to help generate excitement about the role and your company.
Provide contact information. Consider including an email address where job seekers can reach out with any questions they may have before they apply.

* Consider New Job Seekers
Just because someone doesn't have a great deal of experience in your field doesn't mean they won't make a great employee - especially if they possess the soft skills and personality traits you're looking for in a role. Unless the role for which you're hiring specifically requires industry experience, like a leadership position, there's no reason not to consider candidates who are fresh out of school or looking to make a career change. Never underestimate the power of a motivated individual who is eager to learn.

* Go To Local Universities
Teaming up with local colleges and universities is an excellent way to find qualified, new talent. Attend campus career fairs offer to speak about your company in relevant classes or club meetings. In addition to finding a steady flow of interns, you can also engage students as they begin their job search.

* Maximize Your Job Postings Visibiity
The best way to find employees is to make sure job seekers know you're hiring! But with so many jobs posted online everyday, it can be hard to stand out. There are a few things you can do to makke your job postings more noticeable:
Use specific job titles. The less generic the title, the more likely the job will be to catch the right job seekers' attention.
Be thorough. The more details that are included the more likely appropriate candidates will engage with your job posting. Including Salary and even your ZIP code will cause the posting to get greater exposure from Google Jobs searches.
Opt for sponsored jobs. A sponsored job is a paid listing kisplayed at the top of relevant pages, and you won't be pushed further back in the results pages over time.
Use niche job boards. Posting your jobs to niche job boards that specifically engage your industry community will deliver more targeted talent that registers on that site. This can save enormous time by eliminating the general (and random) applicants that apply to any job in their town.

Broadcast your Benefits and Perks
Competitive pay, flexible hours, generous paid time off, remote work opportunities, 401k matching, free meals, on-site fitness areas - be sure to make them known. Job seekers are highly interested i these details. Let them know why people love working for your company!

Use a Recruiter
Today's job market is extremely competitive. With unemployment at record levels, companies are taking great care of their valued employees. Studies may show that upwards of 70% of employees are open to making a job change, the question is whether they will find your job posting, will they apply, will you see their resume in the 100's of applicants you get? Using a recruiter that specializes in the type of role you are looking for can be a great investment.


Talent acquisition is an on-going process. These tips can help make your search much easier. By combining tools you'll expand your net and increase your likelihood of find the best talent available.


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