Tips for Finding the Best Employees

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Whether you need to hire a construction management professional or an architect, top talent can be difficult to find. Many companies solely rely on their HR department to source candidates. Unfortunately this approach is not always effective, and when positions remain unfilled or are filled by unqualified candidates, companies suffer; e.g. missed deadlines, higher overtime expenses, and increased turnover.

5 Tips to Find the Best Employees

1. Define the Job

Begin the hiring process by writing a detailed job description. Ensure that it clearly states the responsibilities associated with the position and highlights your company culture. After this has been completed, you will be ready to start searching for a dynamic new hire that matching all of your requrements.

2. Reach Out to Your Network

Your network is filled with talented people who are connected to a plethora of other skilled professionals. Use this to your advantage by asking contacts you trust if they know of anyone who might be a contender for the job you need to fill. People will only offer up candidates they believe in, because they know a bad recommendation will negatively impact their reputation.

3. Always Accept Applications

If you only accept job applications when you have an open position, you are missing out. Create a space on your website for interested professionals to submit an application for future consideration. This is a great way to connect with people truly interested in working for your company, instead of those just looking for a paycheck.

4. Keep in Touch

When interviewing candidates, you probably come in contact with a number of individuals who are absolutely amazing, but not the right fit for the particular job at hand. Keep their resumes on file and reach out to them from time to time to maintain the relationship.  While they might not be the right this time around, they might be the perfect choice for another opening down the road.

5. Take on a Partner

Filling open positions is a difficult, time consuming task, especially when trying to balance the hiring process with your full-time job. Ease the pressure by working with a recruiter. Recruiters source candidates for a living, so they have the tools, skills and experience to find professionals that meet your needs. This approach will allow you save time and money by hiring quality candidates faster.

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