Attracting the right talent could be an early Christmas present

Lauren Hendry - 29/11/2017
Present

Five strategies organisations can take to have talent locked down by Christmas:

Clear and accurate job description

If you want to attract the best professionals then you need to stand out from your competitors for all the right reasons. Time and thought should be given to the job specification, to ensure a call to action is induced from suitable applicants. It should give clear and accurate information about the job role, salary and benefits, but also give a flavour about the organisation and what it stands for.

Straightforward application process

Many potential job applicants are put off applying for roles if the job application process seems too time-consuming and complex. Most of our recruitment is now conducted online, which can help speed up the process, and simplify the procedure.

We advertise in the right places

There are many online job boards, for instance, that are specific to different job areas, but an organisation can also make use of local job boards, popular job boards or use social media to advertise its post.

Manage the interview process

Applicants will be shortlisted for you by ourselves. We will then arrange interviews around your schedule. A well-managed and organised interview can put a company in a favourable light, and can leave potential professionals eager to work for you. Ensure that you have the right Hiring Manager to conduct the interview and that the questions are well planned. We can help with conducting an interview fitted to your needs.

Invest in your current staff

One of the best strategies to attract the right professionals for a role is to ensure that your current team are happy, motivated and enthusiastic in their working environment.

Social media means that the world can see all the positive and the negative press/reviews your organisation receives. Monitor your reputation. Give a good impression of your organisation. Professionals that are active in the market at the moment have ample choices with various jobs on the market. If you fail to show them respect and a welcoming working environment, applicants will steer towards your competitors.

For any assistance on managing this process, please don’t hesitate to give La Crème a call. I'd be delighted to assist you.

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Senior Manager I Office Support I Cork
021 2300 301
lhendry@morganmckinley.com