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Recruiting the Best Talent

Growing a successful business is dependent on so many components from securing adequate financing to providing excellent customer service. On top of the priority list for a first-rate company should be hiring and retaining a great team of employees. Attracting the right talent to your business can be a challenge, but there are certain techniques that can be employed to recruit the best.

Most successful business leaders will tell you that they could not have gotten where they are today without loyal, hardworking and intelligent employees. Finding that type of team member can take some trial-and-error in the recruiting department. Here are a few suggestions from Business News Daily, HR Affiliates and Undercover Recruiter  to keep in mind to attract quality candidates.

  • Sell Your Business – The key is selling potential employees on the benefits of working with you. Do you have a strong benefits program, flexible work hours an innovative idea or even a perfect location for commuters? What is it that makes your company a perfect place to work?
  • Use Social Media – Many young people are looking for a place they can call home that fits not only their salary needs but, also, their personality. Use social media to highlight what it is like in your company. Do you take part in outings together, or do community centered projects, or take part in a philanthropy that they can get involved in? Candidates usually check out the business they are interviewing with on all social media platforms before even stepping in that door.
  • Interview with a Purpose – During the interview process, look not just for competency but also assess whether the candidate will fit in with the team that you already have assembled. Will the person “play well in the sandbox” so-to-speak? Evaluate whether the candidate is also looking for a place to call home or just a stepping stone to something better. Try to figure out, as well, if the candidate has the same values as your company. These are not easy things to do but, if you listen to answers and pay close attention to answers during the interview, you will be able to get a sense of who the person is.
  • Increase your Contacts – Even when you don’t have an open position do you keep your eyes open for competent candidates? Finding the “right” person for the job doesn’t necessarily happen during an active interview process. If you network and maintain good contacts in your field, you may have already met the right person – even if that person isn’t  “looking.” Sometimes knowing someone who knows someone is the best way to fill a position.

About Mike Sperling

Mike is the Founder and Director of Sperling Interactive. Mike’s keen eye for photography, extensive technology skills and innovative marketing ideas make Mike a leader in the website design and management field. He is proficient in html, css, php, javascript, MySQL and the Adobe Design Suite. Before founding Sperling Interactive, Mike worked his way up from staff photographer at the Eagle Tribune Publishing Company to the lead operator and manager of multiple websites for daily and weekly publications. Known as the “media guru”, Mike gathered years of experience before making the leap to start his own business. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in Photojournalism and a minor in Mass Communications. When Mike is not meeting with clients or designing new websites he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jodi, daughter Zoey, and son Camden. Mike enjoys hiking, geocaching, traveling, movies, the Baltimore Orioles & Ravens.