Where Do You Find the Right People for the Job?
“To succeed, surround yourself with great talent.”
Alright. But where to start? How do you find the right employees for your business?
First of all, you need to have a sense of who you’re looking for and how they would fit into your company culture. Don’t have a defined company culture yet? Check out our article on how to get started.
While you could go old school and take out a classified ad in the newspaper, there are so many new avenues for advertising your business and finding the right person for the job: online job search engines, university career centers, and other online professional networks. But, before you start, it’s important to consider where your target employee might be looking for work.
For example, have you had success hiring recent college graduates with marketing degrees? If so, attending college or university career fairs might be the best bet for you. Or, you could take it one step further and contact the marketing department at your local college or university to see if you can post a job listing within a specific list serve or community board.
Taking that segmented marketing idea into consideration, you should tailor your job postings on popular job search engines like Indeed, Monster, and CareerBuilder. You want to make sure your job description stands out and grabs the attention of that candidate who just “gets” your company culture! (Check out these great job descriptions for inspiration!)
Another great way to find employees that would fit right into your company culture is to ask your current employees for referrals! After all, they know what qualities would help someone fit in. If you offer a referral bonus, that’s an even better incentive for them to recruit friends, family or social acquaintances!
How have you found employees that fit into your culture? Used any of the techniques above? Here are some additional articles you’ll find helpful!