Nowadays, business owners and managers can’t seem to find the right candidates for priority positions. With the economy on the upswing, quality candidates are becoming increasingly scarce. Whether the company uses a corporate recruitment strategy by employing a human resources department or has the owner doing all the hiring themselves, it might be time to start using LinkedIn to get more qualified job candidates. In the following infographic by Lucas Blake, you will find a practical guide for making your first hire via LinkedIn. It starts with updating your profile page (something that you should already be taking advantage of) and moving on to recruiting potential talent for your company’s position. To learn, check out this guide to small business recruitment:
LinkedIn Alternatives For Recruitment Online
While LinkedIn is certainly the best platform for recruitment online, according to several types of business testing, there are effective methods for using other platforms, as well. Of course, that does not mean that you should head to Snapchat looking to score top talent for your business. However, social networks like Facebook are another place that you may be able to secure the best candidate for an open position. If you want to recruit online without LinkedIn, consider Facebook. Create a profile specifically for the purpose, or just reformat your personal profile to make it appropriate for business. Then, you can add friends, family and acquaintances who share common interests and careers. Start sharing plenty of positive workplace inspiration and eventually you can begin posting about open positions within your company. Then, wait for the flood of messages to come. You’ll have the added advantage of having some insight into a prospective candidate’s personal life, which makes for the best hires. If you want to make use of online recruitment for your small business, consider using Facebook in addition to the traditional LinkedIn platform.
Remember Your Website
Your company website is a crucial component for trying to recruit online. In online recruitment, potential job candidates are sure to want to learn more about your business before they start enraging in a professional exchange with you. They do not have a lot to go by online besides your business social media profiles, any HR news articles about your company and your business website. Update your business website to make it enticing to potential online recruits. These social recruits will be much more open to the idea of learning more about your company’s open positions when they see a professional, modern website that makes them want to be apart of your team. Make sure to frequently update your website to engage potential recruits.