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5 Ways to Increase The Quality of Hire

Be Realistic About Your Needs Vs. Wants:

Four Years. According to a LinkedIn study, that is the average time an employee will stay at your company. Keeping this in mind may help you better distinguish between your needs and wants. Knowing what skills are necessary to get the job done as the position requires today and for the foreseeable future will prevent you from over or under-hiring. 

Get Competitive With Your Compensation:

In today’s market you need to be focusing in on the passive job seekers, who are more selective. By being competitive with your compensation and benefits package you will pique the interest of those great candidates who are just waiting for the right opportunity to come along before they make their move. 

Understand Your Organizational Culture:

This means the good, the bad and the indifferent. The ‘ideal’ culture is often thought of as out of reach for many organizations. Culture isn’t about being like Google or Southwest Air, it is about knowing what makes your organization tick. 

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Going Social:

While employers are indicating that the #1 source of quality hires are job boards, social media is in a solid second place. While in most cases signing up for social media sites are cost-free, a strong and effective social media presence requires an investment in both time and money.

Recruiting’s 2015 Buzzword – “Matchmaking”:

Candidates come with diverse experience and skills, and while some companies may rely on expensive software to align keywords to qualifications, the fact remains that matchmaking is more of an art than a science. It’s about knowing your candidate, your company and the specific role you need to fill. With this in mind, Manpower has been Matchmaking since before it was all the rage. 

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