Tap Into These 4 Candidate Resources

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Tap Into These 4 Candidate Resources

Whether you have spent years defining and adjusting your hiring process or you are a new company looking to hire, it can be tricky finding the right candidates. By now, you have decided exactly what you want in your new hire and it’s just a matter of hunting them down. We at Skywalk Group know how tough it can be using the same old methods to find new hires, so we have developed a list of resources you can use to find the perfect new team member.

1.       Social Media

We have touched on this subject before, but now more than ever, it is important that your company has a strong social presence online. And we don’t just mean posting on Facebook. It is important to engage with potential hires. Send messages directly to candidates or create ads that target the kind of people you are looking for. Both Instagram and Snapchat are the perfect platforms to highlight your company’s culture. From daily fun snaps to Instagram stories of your latest employee outing, you can appeal to the candidates you are looking for.

2.       Your Company Website

Don’t overlook the obvious; your website should be your premier platform for enticing those elusive candidates. More than just being a place to highlight your business ideals and latest job openings, think of your website as your company’s resume. Just as a potential employee uses their resume to highlight why you should hire them, your website should highlight why someone would want to work for you. This is a great place to display company culture and overall work environment with fun pictures and employee testimonials.

3.       Technology is Key

Thinking outside of the box can be useful for attracting new grads or the technologically savvy. YouTube is a great way to further highlight your team and company culture. Try a “day in the life” video or even a montage of the different company outings you have had. Another direction you could take would be to jump on the podcast trend. Not only is it an easy way to get your name out there, but it’s a great way to advertise and discuss your open positions. The more people you reach, the more candidates you are likely going to get to apply.

4.       Stay Local

Another great way to reach the candidates you’re looking for is to attend local events. Not only can you get your name out there, but you can network for potential future job openings. It’s also a great way to showcase your company’s culture which has become more and more important to those searching for their next career opportunity.

The perfect team member is out there, you just have to know how to find them. Don’t use old methods and expect new results. Put yourself and your company out there! If you still need help finding the perfect fit for your company, Skywalk Group can help.