3 Resolutions to Make for Better Recruiting and Hiring in 2017

clock-331174_640Whether you’ve been in the business for years or if you’re just starting out, there is always time to focus on goals that can help your business grow for the New Year. With today’s increasingly competitive hiring environment, staffing firms should set aside a time before they ring in 2017 to see what works, what doesn’t, and where there is room for improvement in their business.

Here are a few resolutions you should consider implementing within your staffing firm in 2017:

1. Take a second look at your brand. LinkedIn recently released its yearly Global Recruiting Trends report which points out that more than 80 percent of leaders acknowledge that employer branding has a significant impact on their ability to hire talent. Set time aside in the New Year to hold a meeting with your team so that you can truly define your brand from the inside out.

Start by positioning your business as a name that people can trust. No one is excited to work for a company that isn’t doing well, and the only way to attain this success is by providing dependable, superior service that current clients can rely on. A loyal client base is one of the best advertisements to potential talent.

2. Use technology to help with recruiting. Applying the right technology can be crucial to finding the perfect candidate when looking to fill an open position. By using tools such as a staffing software or social media, agencies are able to keep in touch with ideal candidates all year to help make placements more quickly.

Using social media platforms and online candidate profiles such as LinkedIn or Facebook can be a huge time-saver when it comes to companies looking for new hires. It allows multiple doors to open for high-quality analytics programs, like those applied to customer data to help businesses make better strategic decisions.

It is also important for leaders at a staffing firm to consider using an HR software to help streamline the hiring process. Take a glance at your current onboarding process – does it seem to create a less than smooth transition? If so, it may be time to upgrade to a software that will make everyone’s life easier – from the new employee to the team member training them. Managers should research software solutions that are constantly updating, providing everyone with the best service available.

By implementing these technologies, you and your team will be able to effectively recruit and manage qualified candidates in an easy-to-manage space. When you find the right software for your company, you will be able to streamline the process, while saving time and money in the long run.

3. Concentrate on quality hires. Concentrate on metrics that will have a lasting impact on your business. Great recruiters look for hiring factors such as the length of stay, time to hire and the satisfaction of the hiring managers to determine how much success they had when it comes to a new candidate.

Set aside time in the new year to refocus on what matters when someone new comes on board. As the talent pool continues to shrink, the war for candidates will be in full force. However, this doesn’t mean your team should be hiring candidates as quickly as possible. Teamwork is key – work with your company to make a list of non-negotiables when it comes to new recruits.

What will you be doing to get off to a good start and to fulfill your hiring and staffing needs in the coming year?

David Dourgarian

David Dourgarian
David Dourgarian is CEO of TempWorks Software, a provider of staffing software and payroll funding.

David Dourgarian

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