Recruiting In The New Year: Start Planning Now

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Recruiting In The New Year: Start Planning Now

  • December 15th, 2019
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The new year is a chance to reshape your workplace. Whether it’s hiring new staff, offering more flexible employment options or diversifying job roles, the new year is the perfect time to tick off your recruitment goals. As businesses start to wind down for the Christmas period there is an opportunity to start planning ahead for the new year. Sit down with your staff, work out where the gaps are and set some recruitment goals. Here are some ideas on how to attract the best candidates.

Get Creative

The first quarter of the year is prime time for recruitment. It’s when candidates are looking and businesses are hiring. This means to stand out from the crowd and attract the best new employees, you need to get creative. If your recruitment strategy is based on the traditional format of place job advert – accumulate CVs  – interview candidates – and your struggling to find the right people, it might be time for a rethink. Consider other options like:

  • Facebook Ads (target specific groups with your job ad)
  • Social Recruiting (LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram – wherever your target group is likely to spend time)
  • Networking ( a local business network or professional association is often a great way to source excellent candidates)
  • Recruitment Video (video marketing is increasing in popularity and a quirky recruitment video is a good way to showcase your business and your brand)

Perfect Your Job Description

As technology evolves and markets change, so too do businesses and what they require from their employees. Spending time writing a detailed and accurate job description will save you time in the long run. It may be tempting to copy and paste from an old job description, but even if the role you are recruiting for is similar, it’s worth redefining it by creating a new list of duties, responsibilities and attributes. Defining the skill set needed for the role will help you both shortlist candidates and interview them. It will also ensure you attract the most qualified and suitable employees for your organisation. 

Get Professional Help 

Working with a local recruitment agency like On Line Recruitment is a hassle-free way to source new employees for your business. Our team stay on top of recruitment trends which means we know the best ways to find candidates who will fit your brief. Save money, frustration and time by letting us do the hard work for you. 

Looking to hire in the new year? Give us a call to discover how achieving your recruitment goals is within your grasp. 

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