Thinking outside the box when it comes to recruiting is a must in today’s tight job market.
At the recent MRA conference, Workforce Planning for 2019 and Beyond, HR pros shared these tips for creative recruiting:
- Consider dipping into an “out of the norm” pool of potential candidates, like stay-at-home parents, retirees, people with disabilities, Huber Law participants, and recovered addicts.
- While recruiting, make the hiring process fast and tech savvy. There must be a mobile app and it should take a candidate less than seven minutes to complete the job application.
- Don’t call, send emails. Most candidates have a job, which makes phone conversations tricky during the workday.
- Pay attention while interviewing, and offer benefits that fit the person’s needs to seal the deal - like a bonus after six months on the job, paid days off to volunteer, casual dress, a 4.5-day work week and an increased starting salary.