Recruitment Tips For Sourcing The ‘Cream of the Crop’

By on February 28, 2020

Whether you’ve been running your business for a long time, or you’ve only recently launched it, the recruitment process is never an easy one. Finding the right candidates for a role is, more often than not, an extremely challenging task, as there’s a lot that needs to be thought about and considered. 

The fact is that there is a lot more to any candidate than what they say on their cover letter and what their CV shows. Just because a candidate has the relevant skills required for the role at hand, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are a good fit for the job. Sourcing the right person for a role is not just about skills and experience, it’s also about personality and people skills, and it’s important to remember that. 

Of course, that doesn’t make recruitment any easier, does it? To help make the process somewhat less stressful, below are some tips and ideas for how you can source the ‘cream of the crop’ when it comes to recruitment. 

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Understand the role entirely 

Before you begin the tedious process of sorting through resumes and cover letters, it’s a good idea to ensure that you understand the role entirely. Just because it’s your company, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a clear understanding of what the role requires, as it might not be a position that you are completely familiar with. In this instance, it’s a good idea to speak with the manager or team leader who is in charge of the role. By understanding the role in its entirety, you can ensure that when it comes to selecting a candidate for it, you are able to make an informed decision. 

Look beyond skills and experience 

When sourcing a candidate for a role, it’s important not to get stuck on skills and experience. There could be an amazing candidate who has limited experience in the field but has the most amazing ideas and incredible skills. You don’t want to discount a candidate simply because you feel they lack the key skills and experience. That’s why it’s so essential that you are willing to look beyond these factors. You need to think about the company culture and whether a candidate would be a good fit. Everyone has different ways of working, and it’s important to account for that when considering candidates for a role. 

Source professional help 

There’s no shame in working with specialists in recruitment if you feel that you lack the experience to find the perfect candidate for a role. Say, for example, you run a law firm, but have limited knowledge when it comes to choosing candidates to interview for new roles. It might be a good idea to consider working with legal recruitment services to ensure that when it comes to selecting a candidate, you have a good range of options to choose from and only meet with the best people. While sourcing expert help comes at a cost, if it means that you find the best person to fit the position, then it’s a worthwhile cost. 

There you have it, a few simple pieces of advice for sourcing the ‘cream of the crop’ when it comes to job candidates.

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Recruitment Tips For Sourcing The ‘Cream of the Crop’