Staffing Tips for Small Businesses

The business consultants at Global Resources have many areas of expertise to offer small to medium- size businesses, including assisting in creating and implementing staffing procedures.

In the job market today, business owners must do things differently in order to avoid sifting through a huge stack of poor-fit resumes in hopes of finding ideal candidates. To help combat these challenges, many companies are embracing creative recruiting. From adding interactive group interviews to the recruiting process to actively looking for talent in unusual places, here are different ways companies are reinventing the hiring process.

  • Adding a new step to the interview process – To help determine the serious candidates, try adding a new layer between resume-submission and the one-on-one interview. One option is inviting all eligible applicants to an open group event, such as an Open House. The Open House strategy also enables you to see how people interact in groups.
  • Arrange for group interaction – Interacting with potential candidates in a group setting is an excellent way to see their character, level of interest, working knowledge and communication skills. It also lets you see if they’re a good fit with your corporate culture–another reason why an Open House may be beneficial!
  • Show your interest to dream candidates – Passive candidates (those who are already employed and not actively job hunting) are most likely to be your dream hires, but you’ll never attract them without letting them know how much you want them. Reaching out in a really personal manner demonstrates that you’re willing to go out of your way to get their attention.
  • Be creative in the events you attend – Job fairs may not be the most desirable approach in today’s modern social media environment, since the best candidates probably already have a job. So you should try looking for great talent at other events that aren’t traditionally recruiting-related. Search forums such as Meetup for group events that are likely to be attended by people qualified for your open position.

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