Hiring, Leadership

Hiring Solutions: 6 Tips to Hire Top Talent

A little preparation will help you find top candidates fast

From “fluffed-up resumes” and interview no shows, to  poor attitudes and bad fits, what looks good on paper might not always be the best move for your company.

We get it, hiring top talent can seem like an impossible task, but a little foward-thinking can go a long way when it comes to recruiting new employees.

These tips will help you find the candidate that best matches your open position and your company.

Have a clear job description

Having a clear job description saves time and eliminates confusion for applicants. Be upfront about your expectations so that the right people apply. Taking a shortcut here could mean wasting time sorting through dozens of applicants who are simply a wrong fit. Aquire4Hire provides over 1,000 customizable templates to help you write a clear description.

Check backgrounds and references

It’s important to make sure your candidates are who they say they are. You want to trust but verify. Although a candidate’s resume may list every skill you are looking for, take time to make sure it all checks out. If necessary, complete a background check, reach out to references, verify educational credentials and past jobs. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

Review applications and qualifications carefully

Sifting through stacks of resumes, applications and cover letters is time-consuming. But, completing this step with care is important. Review these documents to get a head start on learning about your candidates and see how they compare to skills, qualifications, and experiences needed to get the job done.

Ask the right interview questions

When preparing a list of interview questions, think about your ideal employee. It’s easy to think about all of the skills your ideal candidate should have, but don’t forget to consider the type of personality or “soft skills” that would set someone up for success in this role. Remember, it’s important that the candidate not only succeeds in the job but also fits into the company culture! Some soft skills to look out for are teamwork, communication, creativity, problem solving.

Continue to build your talent pool

Be proactive with your recruitment. Help yourself in the future by always keeping an eye out for top-notch candidates. You want to be prepared if someone decides to change jobs, or if a new opportunity comes up quickly. Acquire4Hire allows you to build your talent pool by keeping all candidates’ resumes, cover letters, and email communications on file. You can easily add a previous candidate to an open roll! 

Increase your odds of finding the right fit

Sometimes hiring can be a game of odds. The more people that see your open job posting, the more likely you are to have a good candidate apply. When you post your job with Acquire4Hire, we send your job to top job boards across the web in a single click. You can also amplify your post by adding it to your social media channels and a branded job board, making it easier for you to get the word out about your position and hire top talent with less leg work.