President & CEOLainie Bennett is President and CEO of Millennium Personnel Corp., an independently owned and operated boutique administrative employment agency.
Now is the most popular time of year to change jobs. Bonus season is over in the NYC job market and job hunting season has begun. For many companies this can leave positions open in both the administrative and executive level. But in today’s candidate driven market, how can hiring managers and human resource directors ensure that they get the best talent for the firm? Employers are going to need to get creative.
Below are the top five ways of attracting and hiring new talent.
Many companies find that the best source for getting new job candidates is from existing employees. The word of mouth from the work force acts as a positive affirmation of the firm. Ask your team for referrals and see what happens!
2. Social Network Recruiting
LinkedIn especially provides a good resource for hiring new talent. Many candidates will provide a link to their resume and also include a cover letter with their profile. The networks make it easy to connect and also build relationships with talent that is not looking at the moment, but would be a good fit for future opportunities.
3. Attend Events
Events such as College Job Fairs and Community Outreach may seem mundane, but these events can actually lead you to your next superstar Receptionist or Executive Assistant. Being in the right place and connecting with new networks of people can open many doors.
4. Become an Employer of Choice
When candidates WANT to work for you, there’s no need to go out and look for them. They come to you. Why? Because you cultivate your brand and they feel confident that you are the company that is the right fit.
5. Connect with a Staffing Service
Placement firms offer an active pipeline of new talent in many areas. Some specialize in administrative hires and some in financial experts. The advantages? They can get people in the door quickly and they prescreen applicants to your job description.
Think you might need help with hiring new talent in the NYC job market? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org