We as humans are not made to exist alone by ourselves. Our ancestors did not hunt big prey all on their own, they always went in groups. Building cities and farms was not something a lone wanderer could do without the help of others. People who are good at working in teams with other people are the ones who were able to survive. That is why we have developed such a complex and sophisticated way of communication, we rely on it.
That is why it is very important to choose the right person when you have an open spot in your business. Recruitment is not always an easy thing to do, it is not something you can learn once and be done with it. Even with a vast experience behind you, people and the surroundings around us change. If you want to be more prepared for a new cycle of recruitment, you should definitely look into these strategies.
If you own a big business, it can be very hard to determine which candidates will make it to the interview. By having to list through so many CVs you can get tired pretty quickly and also be more biased. This bias can be reduced when you are recruiting by artificial intelligence which is programmed to look only at the skills. Everyone has some sort of bias for certain people, which is why it is good to have something more objective to help you during this process.
AI is not only good for reducing bias but also for saving you time. This process can really be stressful so it is important to do it while you are not feeling stressed. By deducing which candidates are off the table, you are saving much time and nerves not reading such CVs. This is especially helpful now during the pandemic when making big meetings for such decisions is not easy.
The best way to spread the word that you are looking for new employees is definitely through social media. Everyone uses some sort of social media and you should use that to your advantage. Someone who knows someone suitable for your job could forward the post to them. It is bound to make some sort of chain reaction where the word will come to the right person.
Social media is also the best way for potential employees to see how your business works. There, they can get all the information needed to make an opinionated decision for employment. Post regularly about what your business does and the new projects that you are up to. They know what they are getting into so you are yourself a favor by saving time. Even if the potential candidate does not like the offer, now they know that they should not apply.
During the job interview, you should be direct when talking to the candidate. Everyone knows all of the recruitment tactics so you should just cut the chase. By being direct and upfront you are already building a good image of yourself to the candidate. Good words spread around and people always talk about the interview with other people.
The candidate will know what is expected of them which is what they want to hear. This creates a much better vibe for the conversation where everyone feels more relaxed during such a stressful situation. You can get much better information from that kind of conversation than one where you act all high and mighty.
Think about your candidates
Generations keep changing and they always keep bringing something new. That is why it is important to know the conditions which the current generation of candidates went through. The pandemic has severely affected the newest generation Z which already had a weird upbringing. Many people are prone to thinking that the new generation is just lazy and good for nothing. You should be more open when thinking about new people when making these big decisions. The potential that a new person with never before seen backstory can bring is limitless.
By imagining yourself in the shoes of other people, this recruitment process becomes much easier. Combine this touch of humanity with the new and upcoming technology and there you go, a perfect recipe. By thinking and researching more about this very important topic of recruitment you can always be up-to-date.
Great things were achieved only through the true virtues of thinking about the good of other people. As an employer, you have a very significant role in changing someone’s life with a new job. That is a great power, which if used correctly, can bring only good to this world. Is that not what everyone wants to bring, some good into this world?
Founder Dinis Guarda
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