When was the last time you felt the pressure that you weren’t delivering results fast enough?
It is 4 pm on a Friday afternoon and one of your best clients calls you, only to tell you that one of his Sales Executives suddenly quit and he needs a replacement by next week. You get off the phone in a panic, as you know your candidate pool is dry and you don’t have anyone to recommend. Now, you have to cancel your weekend plans which you made months back, in order to start a new search for a talented Sales expert.
Hmmm..could you have avoided such a situation???
Unfortunately, sometimes these things happen and you can’t plan for such unusual circumstances. However, there are plenty of ways to be more productive to help you be more prepared. A few tips on how to find the best talent without wasting time:
Continuously reach out to candidates with interesting profiles, even though you may not have an active role at the moment. Speak to them and understand their needs. Keep an eye out for roles that would suit them in the future. Remember to find out what truly motivates them in a job
Network, network, network!
I can’t stress this word enough. Whether you are at a recruitment fair, career exhibition, or at a holiday party, try to work the room and speak to as many people as you can. You never know who you are going to meet and what kind of relationship can develop. Don’t forget to get those business cards and follow up.
Book as many interviews as possible!
How many emails do you get a day trying to find interview timings that suits both you and the candidate?!?! Use MeetFox to help you manage your interviews and to allow your candidates to book with you at anytime. Don’t waste time with scheduling, instead let candidates book interviews with you instantly. By doing so, you can spend time focusing on speaking to potential hires.
More interviews, whether it’s in person or online, will increase your talent pool. Don’t say no to talent just because they are located 50 kms away but are willing to relocate. Also, remote workers are become more and more popular and finding that right fit is the most important!
Talk to past and present candidates!
Strengthen your existing relationships by speaking to your candidates regularly. Once trust is established, don’t be afraid to ask for candidate referrals. Usually, great candidates refer good talent, which can be a very quick way to grow your candidate pool.
Remember, ‘by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail’. Hence, ensure you are spending your time wisely and always be on the lookout for the next best talent!