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Use this 23 step guide to ensure your 2015 recruitment drive is a success

by , 14 November 2014
As the year draws to a close, it's crucial that you plan for the year ahead, especially when it comes to recruitment.

You can't afford to rush through the process and be unprepared.

According to experts behind the Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service, the cost of hiring the wrong candidate can run into thousands of rand.

This because you'll have the mammoth task of helping the person improve and, if that fails, you'll have to start all over - that's money down the drain. What's more, hiring the wrong candidate can also have a negative impact on your company's morale and productivity.

That's why it's important to do the ground work now so when you need to fill that position in 2015, you have everything in place.

That's where we come in.

Recruiting? Where do you even start?

As MaRS Discovery District explains, choosing to hire is a significant business decision for any organisation. Employees add considerable costs to a company's overhead, as well as potential liability. You must carefully consider every additional employee.
That's why today we're revealing not five or 12, but 23 steps that will help you ensure your 2015 recruitment drive is a success.
We've covered all the essentials steps of the recruitment process, from advertising the position, picking CVs, conducting interviews, doing reference checks, the pros and cons of recruiting internally and externally, what to include in your offer of employment letter to how you must induct your new hire.
When you're done going through our comprehensive recruitment guide, we're confident you'll be well equipped when it comes to recruitment and will have success in 2015.

To ensure your next recruitment drive is a success, use this 23 step guide

  1. Your recruitment policy is your key to a smooth recruitment drive.
  1. Check your recruitment policy for these nine points to ensure you don't unfairly discriminate.
  1. Consider the pros and cons of recruiting internally and externally.
  1. If you're still not sure which recruitment method to use, consider these six external recruitment options.
  1. To create a winning job ad, make sure it contains these five elements.
  1. When using a recruitment agency, do these two things to ensure everything runs smoothly.
  1. If you use Twitter as a recruiting tool, don't make these three common mistakes.
  1. To cut your recruitment time in half, use these four methods to pick a great CV in minutes.
  1. Watch out for these three common lies on a potential employee's CV.
  1. To conduct successful and fair interviews, develop an interview questionnaire.
  1. Follow these two overlooked recruitment steps to guarantee you conduct a successful interview every time.
  1. To make sure you hire the right person for the job, follow these five steps when conducting background checks.
  1. Here are the type of questions you should ask referees.
  1.  Use these four tips to make your workflow easier when conducting reference checks on job candidates.
  1. To avoid hiring the wrong candidate, use this eight point checklist when recruiting new staff.
  1. These six dos and don'ts of recruitment will ensure you hire the best candidate every time.
  1. These are the two legal criteria you must use when selecting suitable job applicants.
  1. Here are the five lesser-known discriminatory practices you must avoid when recruiting.
  1. Never make these three mistakes when recruiting.
  1. Include the following in your offer of employment letter.
  1. Once you've hired the perfect candidate, make sure you conduct seamless induction training.

  1. If you're not sure how to treat your new employee on his first day, here's what you need to do.
  1. Your recruitment process will only be done when you do this.
Remember, proper planning is key when it comes to recruitment. It has the power to help you develop and execute a proper recruitment strategy and avoid errors. So make sure you use this guide to ensure your 2015 recruitment drive is a success.
PS: For more tips on recruitment, check out, Recruitment: The Complete Guide.

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