Scale Up Your Business – 5 Tips for Hiring the Best Talent

Kelly Barcelos July 8, 2016in Recruitment Strategy
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Today’s businesses are all about minimizing expenses and efficiently using man power in the most integral of business processes. Most corporations, irrespective of size or scale, have moved recruitment activities online, and hiring new talent with the help of applicant tracking systems has become common practice.

What is an Applicant Tracking System?

An Applicant Tracking System or ATS is a recruiting solution used by the Human Resource teams to streamline the entire recruitment process. An applicant tracking system is integrated with multiple job portals, career and social media websites, giving companies the opportunity to widen its contact horizon in a systematic way, using employee referrals.

Different companies use cloud based recruitment software as a customized solution for their unique needs, right from sourcing candidates and managing them across various stages of the recruitment pipeline, to selecting the best candidates and new talent to welcome onto the team.

Because the recruitment process is automated when you use an ATS, it saves a lot of time that would otherwise be wasted in tracking job applicants. Instead of relying on outdated processes such as the use of manually prepared excel spreadsheets, smart recruiters are replacing them with new and advanced mobile recruiting software.

5 Steps to Help You Hire the Best Fit Applicants

Here are some of the best ways to hire talent, especially when you want to scale quickly and maintain sustained growth:
  1. Draw the Right Applicants

    Attracting the right candidate requires a series of steps. First, you must create a recruitment marketing plan that defines a clear outline of target goals, aligned with the company’s growth goals.

    This includes defining the ideal candidate profile, activities to be carried out, and deadline requirements that will help you achieve these specified goals. This plan will not only attract more of the right people, but will also help save time by eliminating unsuitable candidates from the get go.

  2. Hire the Best and Most Talented

    Maximizing the selection of exceptional employees is a crucial step. No matter how strong the company and corporate culture, you will not always be able to fill every vacant position right away.

    However, it is definitely possible to maximize the work capacity of your best employees by placing them in highly influential positions. This includes improving the company’s recruiting, selecting and orientation processes, with the help of useful tools such as resume sorting software.

  3. Hire Potential Future Leaders

    Employees that have leadership qualities and abilities are the ones you need to get on board first. Many seem perfect for a position, but lack the enthusiasm and motivation to become leaders in the future.

    Skip these applicants, and look for those with a fierce drive for leadership. By screening candidates based on their potential, you will create a flexible workforce while creating a base for promotion from within; the trait of a successful and thriving company!

  4. Interview as Many Candidates as Possible

    Applications usually come in by the hundreds for a single job vacancy. Although tedious for recruiters, the only way to find the best candidates is to interview as many as possible.

    The most skilled or experienced applicants are always limited in number and will stand out from the rest of the crowd. You must be quick and decisive about which candidates are “Type A” or “The One”, as these exceptional applicants are short-lived in the job market.

  5. Use a Great Training Plan

    Develop an efficient and effective boarding plan for hiring. The same amount of time and effort that you invest in selection must be devoted to the recruiting process too.

    The training and onboarding plan for new recruits should also express the company’s culture and values, work description, goals, challenges and expectations new employees should be aware of in order to make them more motivated and productive.

Applicant tracking systems can help you recruit A-players with the drive and ambition your company needs to go places. Jobsoid’s ATS helps you streamline, track and monitor your recruitment activities, so you can build on your team for sustainable long-term business growth. Sign up for a free trial and experience the change today!

Kelly Barcelos is a progressive digital marketing manager specializing in HR and is responsible for leading Jobsoid’s content and social media team. When Kelly is not building campaigns, she is busy creating content and preparing PR topics. She started with Jobsoid as a social media strategist and eventually took over the entire digital marketing team with her innovative approach and technical expertise.