Your employees are the public face of your company, and it’s naturally important to find the best possible candidates for open positions. Unfortunately, companies often wind up turning off the applicants they hope to attract. Here are some of the biggest mistakes to avoid during the recruiting process.
Overwhelming Job Candidates
It’s only natural for you to want to get to know your job candidates. However, recruiters who come on too strong can leave applicants feeling overwhelmed. For best results, avoid calling candidates at all hours or sending multiple emails haranguing them to come in for interviews. Instead, strive to be enthusiastic and honest as you share your company’s perks.
Using Old-Fashioned Applications
Are you still making your job candidates fill out five-page paper applications? Neglecting to use modern job applications is a good way to turn off tech-savvy employees. Instead, invite candidates to submit digital resumes and web portfolios. And remember to use different applications when evaluating candidates for various types of positions.
Only Discussing Money
Millennials and other modern employees aren’t just looking for jobs with good salaries. On the contrary, they’re seeking non-tangible benefits, like great healthcare, paid time off, flexible hours, and even perks like gym memberships and shares of company stock. For best results, discuss all benefits when trying to lure candidates to your business.
Being Vague About the Job
The best applicants have multiple companies competing for their attention. If you want to find a strong candidate—and one who is qualified to do the work at hand—don’t write a vague job description. The ideal ad discusses the primary responsibilities of the position without resorting to a laundry list of roles and responsibilities.
Find Your Next Candidate With Help from American StaffCorp
Thanks to our 130 years of combined experience, we have the knowledge and skill set to help with your hiring. Not only do we understand the Oklahoma job market, but we also have the fine touch needed to attract the best job candidates. To learn more about our recruitment services, call today or contact American StaffCorp online.