When hiring new employees, we often hire people that we believe are 'likable' or that we could work with. Have you ever hired someone that you did not enjoy the company of, but had fantastic potential?
5 simple steps to proactive recruitment have been created to assist you in hiring 'hunters', rather than 'farmers'.
Step 1: The skill set that differentiates between a 'Hunter' and a 'Farmer'
'Hunters' are defined as being driven and hungry candidates. These individuals usually have the skills of a hunter to catch the talent that you're looking for.
These recruiters will -
'Farmers' on the other hand are better at weeding out candidates for regular employment opportunities that are conducted as they are thorough with role expectations and can easily filter candidates without the skill set required.
Step 2: Have a thorough process from beginning to end.
To assist your recruiters in becoming proactive you need to assist them in building their knowledge around the recruitment process that your particular business follows from beginning to end. Allowing your recruiters to have this knowledge will give them an idea of the opportunities where they can be proactive. A typical process comprises of the following stages:
Step 3: Source candidates by channels.
Resourceful recruiters will always look at their current database of candidates before they purchase resumes, post adds and potentially cost the business money that often more than not, didn't need to be spent. Recruiters have multiple avenues where they can access quality candidates. Some of the avenues that recruiters can take before costing the business money are:
Step 4: Build pipelines systematically.
Build your pipelines systematically and in order to achieve this you need to have a plan in place along with a layout of how you’re going to proceed. This will help you pinpoint exactly where you’re going wrong so you can rectify it at once. When creating a pipeline layout remember to:
Step 5: Hold people accountable.
If you think that you cannot be responsible then you too are accountable including your team if the task has been assigned to each one of you. The success lies in everyone working together with the same objective to reaching the same goal.
There you have it, 5 simple steps to proactive recruitment.
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