We are coming nearer to the closure of Year 2015, and this passing year has shown promising results when it comes to recruitment and hiring. With our constant vigilance over past 12 months, here are some best tips from Applicant Tracking System to recruiters for 2016.

1. Attitude is important over qualifications

2015 has seen a great rise in start-ups and thus a rise in people with entrepreneurial mindset. There was no regret among these successful people for not making to top universities or having work experience from MNCs only, before starting a venture. And they looked the same when it comes to Start-up Hiring. It is time for recruiters to look for candidates carrying the attitude to the job rather than carrying loads of qualification.

2. Don’t be naive

Don’t be too quick to make conclusion on a candidate, especially in the early days of your recruitment career. Some candidates might try to pitch themselves as overqualified for the job or some might hesitate to speak at all. Fake recommendations and false documents are common these days. Don’t get ripped off. Focus on thorough background check of the candidates and during interview make a difference on What candidates say and what they mean.

3. Have a hunger to succeed

Want profiles? Go get them! Nobody is going to come to recruiters with bunch of profiles as a New Year gift. Recruiters must take a proactive approach to go to all means necessary to meet the recruitment goals. Know your recruitment tasks in advance, make a timeline, plan on how to achieve goals and then stick to it.

4. Everything is open to negotiation

Candidates who are negotiating for salary should not to be taken on negative list. Recruiters should learn from the marketers of their company that everything is open to negotiation when it comes to running a business. Candidates are finding an organisation that can assess their true worth. If not you, your competitors will take the advantage of these capable candidates. When it comes to salary negotiation, recruiters need to get along with candidates and agree to a respectable figure.

5. Never give up

Recruiters should always be prepared for setbacks and challenges a recruiter faces. There will be times when things aren’t going exactly like planned, but if recruiters believe in themselves, it’s worth sticking to! Stay focused and take action to get things going. One can’t expect to become an overnight success. Try all the tricks and analyse which is bringing better results.

6. Networking is most important

To be a good recruiter, one needs to be the most popular networked person in the office. Be it networking through social sites, HR events or friends network around; when it comes to sourcing the profiles a well maintained network can bring out the best profiles for the job. All recruiters need to do is never to miss an opportunity of connecting with any professional coming on their way.

7. Hook your organisation to an online tool

HR & Recruitment is one department which is still not taken as a money generation vertical for the organisation. The best recruiters can do in 2016 is to implement online recruitment management tools that can help organisations in cost-cutting. So if recruiters can start off by offering a low cost solution for hiring, they can surely prove why recruiters are most important in an organisation.

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