Unlike in years past, finding great employees will take more than simply posting your open position on Monster, CareerBuilder, or Craigslist. These days, companies have to embrace creative recruiting if they want to avoid sifting through huge stacks of poor-fit resumes. For the last 7-years, Margaret Kronfield, company director at BK Enterprise, has embraced creative recruiting to find great employees. Companies have been innovating the hiring process by adding interactive group interviews and looking for talent in unusual places. Here are several methods you can use to make your business stand out from the rest and find your ideal candidate.
Before sitting down with a candidate for a one-on-one interview, invite all eligible employees to an open group event.
Interact with eligible candidates in a group setting. This allows you to see their character, level of interest in the company, working knowledge and their ability to communicate with others.
- Look for talent in unlikely places. This can allow you to find employees that have the right traits and characteristics.
- Attend events other than job fairs. Take the time to search forums or head to a local Meetup event to find people that are qualified for the open position at your company.
- Actively search social media profiles and social networking sites.
- Consider past candidates.
Finding the ideal candidate for your open position doesn’t have to be a chore. By looking at and implementing creative recruiting techniques, Margaret Kronfield has learned to find the right candidate in less time and with less energy spent.