recruitment strategiesYour dream worker is out there somewhere. You can feel it; maybe they’re already employed by your competitor, or perhaps they just graduated college, or maybe you don’t even know they exist yet. They’re out there, just waiting to work for you, so you know what you need to do: recruit. You need to get out there and make your company look good…real good, and you need to make them think that not working for you would be a tragedy. But make sure you don’t look desperate in the process. If you happen to be on the other side of this equation, this course on seeing your job search from a holistic point of view may help you from getting too stressed out.

The art of recruiting workers has, like pretty much everything else on Earth, been altered by the increased ubiquity of computers and the Internet. A savvy HR person, hiring manager, or whoever you happen to be, needs to keep up with the technology or they will perish, or at least have trouble keeping up with the competition. While technology has opened up the world of recruiting, the basics are still the same: find the best man or woman for the job, then get them on your team. We’ll discuss some old fashioned techniques that are still effective, as well as newer ones and some unique ones that may help you snag that elusive dream employee. Happy hunting!

Traditional Strategies

As long as there’s been places to work and jobs that need to be done, there have been people recruiting workers to do these jobs. Obviously, a lot of the classic recruiting methods have been pushed to the wayside by newer, and frankly, more convenient, methods. These strategies may be relics of the past, but they have managed to stick around despite sometimes relying on outdated media and other unfashionable practices. If you happen to be recruiting for a smaller-sized business, we have a class that will help you recruit new workers as well as manage these new workers.

Modern Strategies

While the previous recruitment strategies rely more on simpler, straightforward, and old fashioned ways to find new workers, these methods apply time-tested ideas of recruitment to the modern era, utilizing technology such as the Internet, smart phones, and social media to find the right person for the job. If you happen to be hiring for a tech startup, we have an article that will help you find beta testers to get the bugs out.

Creative Strategies

These strategies are out of left field, or at least not the usual recruitment techniques that your average company may have thought about, or if they did, wouldn’t attempt. These may be a good way to stand out from the crowd, which would be important if you are attempting to woo a high profile or in demand worker.

Hopefully at least one of these many recruiting techniques can work wonders for you and your company. While it may seem as though the methods of recruiting are hard and fast, there are ways to enliven them up a bit, which not only would make it more interesting for you, the recruiter, but in the process allows you to reach out to a new pool of potential workers. If you’d like to supplement what you’ve learned here, learn more from this course on finding the right person for your team.

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