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Recruiting? Use the three professional recruiting techniques

by , 18 March 2014
Recruiting new employees isn't easy. But the reality is that you have to get past the obstacles if want to attract the right people for the job. How do yo do this? Take advantage of the three techniques used by professional recruiters.

Use these three professional techniques when recruiting new employees

Labour Net says when recruiting is something you only do occasionally, it's hard to be an expert unless you adopt some of the strategies professional recruiters use.

Take advantage of the three techniques used by professional recruiters.

Technique #1: Put more emphasis on social media. Consider using sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. These days almost everyone has a social media account.

Where job searches are concerned, the active job seekers live on LinkedIn while the more passive job seekers can be found on Facebook. All you have to do is leverage your existing social media marketing efforts, says Labour Net.

Technique #2: Make applying easy. Is it possible that you're making the barrier to entry too high and the reward too low by requiring applicants to fill out page after page of information before they can even submit a resume?

If you're guilty of this, it's time to take a different approach.

If you set the barrier to entry too high, you create a negative selection bias. Instead, make it your goal to facilitate a conversation. Don't create a system that only makes your job easier. Create a system that makes it as easy as possible for great candidates to engage with you, says the site.

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There's one more recruitment technique you need to know about

Technique #3: Sell: Ultimately, the best talent needs to be sold to. Labour Net says great companies land outstanding employees because they work hard to find and sell themselves to great talent.

'As an employer, it's just as important for you to make and nurture connections as it is for employees and job seekers. Remember, we're all in the same boat. We all want to work with great people.'

These techniques seem to work for professional recruiters, why not give them a try on your next recruitment drive?

Also checkout this article. In it, Taryn Strugnell, the Managing Editor of the Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service outlines various recruitment methods you can use to get the best candidate.

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