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7 Recruitment Strategies to Hire Top Employees

Hiring is hard! How can your company hire the best employees? Check out this list to learn.

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Ask interview questions that reduce the likelihood of rehearsed answers

Ask interview questions that reduce the likelihood of rehearsed answers

Adding a new employee comes with challenges and questions for businesses. Can the candidate do the job? Are they reliable? Will they get along with their co-workers?

To receive honest answers to these questions, companies must ask candidates questions during interviews that reduce the likelihood of rehearsed answers.

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Test and assess job candidates to ensure they can do the job

Test and assess job candidates to ensure they can do the job

Doing well in a job interview does not always mean a candidate is ready to succeed in a role. Businesses should use job tests and assessments during the recruitment process to ensure that promising candidates will become effective employees.

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Partner With Specialists to Help With Online Job Postings

Partner With Specialists to Help With Online Job Postings

Posting a job description online may seem like a simple task. In reality, planning, writing, and posting successful online job postings may require assistance from a recruitment professional.

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Use Social Media Recruiting Selectively

Use Social Media Recruiting Selectively

Today, more than 7 in 10 adults (72%) use social media multiple times per day. Despite the massive presence of social media in people’s daily lives, companies should operate a targeted, selective social media recruiting strategy to reach relevant job candidates.

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Invest in an Applicant Tracking System

Invest in an Applicant Tracking System

Managing job postings, resume banks, applications, and the candidate interview process can be challenging for a growing company. To reduce the amount of work necessary to recruit top employees, growing companies should invest in an applicant tracking system.

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Demonstrate the Value of Employee Referrals

Demonstrate the Value of Employee Referrals

Companies want to be sure they hire the best people. Businesses can benefit from an inexpensive and effective form of talent discovery by offering rewards for employee referrals.

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Develop a Passive Recruiting Strategy

Develop a Passive Recruiting Strategy

Not every future employee is actively looking for a new job. This means businesses should develop a “passive recruiting” strategy to hire top talent.