Ensure you get THE best person for the job with these savvy tactics

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By Henry Brown

Want to find the perfect person for a job role in your company? Keep reading to find out how.

Refine your job postings
Most businesses understand the power of marketing and making a product sound appealing to the person that they want to buy it. However, few truly take advantage of this approach when it comes to recruitment. Instead, many job postings are so poorly put together, dull, and otherwise impenetrable that businesses lose the attention of some of the best potential candidates, even before they have considered applying.

With that in mind, shorter, snappier job postings are best. Be sure that they contain all the relevant information, including salary, as no one works for free and people have to know whether it’s worth their time to delve into a possible job opening in more detail.
On the subject of detail, publishing an entire job description is also a no-no. Instead limit your post to two paragraphs, one that describes your business’s culture and the other that outlines the job. Attached any additional info such as a detailed job description in a link that interested parties can download if they decide they want to dive in further.

Boost your recruitment process

If you are posting your job openings in an IRL newspaper, it may be time for a rethink. Instead, advertising job openings online is a much better approach. You can use specific job pages, or you can use social media sites like LinkedIn that will ensure your posting gets in front of people with the right experience, even if they are not actively looking for work at the time.

Another benefit of advertising your job online is that you are not limited to one geographical area. Anyone from anywhere in the world can see your post which dramatically increases the size of the potential pool from which you can recruit, and thus helps you to ensure you are getting the very best person to fill the role.

Of course, if you do find the perfect candidate overseas, you must ensure that they have the correct permissions to come and work in the country. Happily, a professional business immigration attorney can help you sort this out. Indeed, in the US, such a specialist can help you with all sorts of employment immigration-related issues such as green cards, work visa, and even employer compliance.

Enhance your interview process

Finally, to truly track down the right person for the post you are offering, you need to go beyond the traditional interview process. After all, doing well in an interview is only really a measure of how well the candidate does in an interview, not how good they will be at the job you are recruiting them to.
To that end, you may wish to add additional screening measures such as personality or aptitude tests, which can help make sure the candidate is a good fit for the team.

Additionally asking them to do a working trial before you give them the post can be far more informative than an interview alone.
Henry Brown is an online marketing executive. When he isn’t talking shop, he’s roaming the streets of London, uncovering the extra-ordinary in the ordinary.

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