We’ve heard so much talk about Proactive Recruiting but where are all the Proactive Recruiters hiding? Have they conveniently decided to make a no show or are they playing hide and go seek? Well that’s a tricky question and one only Employers may have the answers too or is there some other reason, that’s interesting?
I think the later holds true since, they might not be aware of what goes into making a perfect hire. So the obvious question is what are the 5 simple steps to Recruiting Proactively? Now let’s find out what these steps include.
You need only remember that “Hunters are in and Farmers are out”, the reason being that you want to hire Recruiters that are hunters and not farmers. These individuals usually have the skills of a hunter to catch the talent you’re looking for. They are the Recruiters who –
Farmers on the other hand are better at weeding out candidates for regular hires that are conducted as they are thorough with the role expectations and can easily filter candidates without the skills required.
To help your Recruiters or Managers to be proactive you need to let them in on the entire Recruiting process that your organisation follows from start to end. This will give them an idea about the opportunities where they can be proactive. A typical hiring process comprises of these stages -
Before you get down to contacting candidates you need to consider all the options through which you can gather potential candidates. The key to this is by exhausting the pools of candidates available to you. A typical set of pools of talent to harvest from comprises of –
Make sure you build your pipelines systematically and in order to achieve this you need to have a plan in place along with a layout of how you’re going to proceed. This will help you pin point exactly where you’re going wrong so you can rectify it at once. When creating a pipe line layout remember to –
If you think that you cannot be responsible then you too are accountable including your team if the task has been assigned to each one of you. The success lies in everyone working together with the same objective to reaching the same goal.
Well these are the steps that you should take in to account when starting on your talent hunt but if the process seems boring at times just remember that, “Time spent on hiring is time well spent.” – Robert Half and you’re sure to achieve results that you can certainly count on for future hires and strategies.