The human resources team is the backbone of any organization. They are essential to the onboarding process, but the HR department has to do a lot more than to provide paperwork and answer questions about benefits, paychecks, or vacation time. One of the most crucial roles for an HR team is attracting top talent in certain fields. This involves recruiting and retaining top talent, which has become increasingly difficult in an environment where job-hopping is commonplace.
If you want to be successful as a business owner, you need to have competent people in place, and that’s why you must collaborate with your HR department in the recruitment process. A veteran in the HR field has shared their five tips for selecting top talent and building an A-team so that you can avoid unpleasant surprises down the road.
5 Tips to Build an A-Team
- If you have an HR person or team, use their expertise and talents to sift through the sea of applications to find the top performers. HR professionals have been trained in these skills; they know how to read resumes and can tell who will be a good fit for the company in line with your vision and mission.
- Pay competitive rates to attract top talent. Your best employees will be highly sought after and have many opportunities available. If they don’t feel like they’re getting paid fairly in comparison with their colleagues, then they’ll take their talents elsewhere. Think of selecting new employees like a team choosing new players. Does any team fight for the last draft pick? Nope, they pay to have top performers, and so do you.
- Good employees are an asset, not an expense. They help you scale your business and make more money. In other words, you must view them as an asset that must be invested in like any other valuable company resource. Give benefits and incentives and where you can, time and space to develop themselves.
- Training is one of the highest return on investment activities you can do in your company. Helping an employee become 5% more effective or efficient every day pays dividends like compound interest.
- Create an environment where employees feel engaged and valued. Often, managers feel like they need to hire superstars with credentials and experience that go far beyond the job description. But as research has shown, people thrive in environments where they feel valued and appreciated. As the saying goes, “People don’t leave companies; they leave bosses.”
Hiring the right person for your company is now easier than ever with recruiting platforms like Indeed. By setting specific criteria such as location, experience level, job type, and salary estimate, you can get matched with candidates that have the qualifications you’re looking for. In most cases, the hiring process becomes less of a hunt with multiple offers coming from highly-qualified matches. Indeed also enables employees to easily apply with a built-in resume, making the reviewing process even more seamless for hiring managers and business owners.
Alternatively, a recruiting firm can help you save time and effort by taking most of the work out of your hands. These firms come with a vast pool of talent, a network of connections, and access to smart systems that help them locate people with hard-to-find skills. Recruiting firms are also experts at conducting complex interviews, and this ensures that you’ll get the best possible candidates for your open roles.
“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” – Doug Conant, CEO of Campbell’s Soup
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