How to hire a highly qualified employee for your business

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Helpful tips for business owners

In this article we will help you to find out the following:

  • How to attract more targeted applicants to your openings?
  • List of the best places and less preferred to post your job vacancy.
  • Additional tips based on advice from field service industry professionals.
  • And new for 2019: Hubshout’s Agency Growth Survey

By using the provided tips in your article, you will quickly and efficiently find professional employees that will become part of your friendly team.

Attractive job title

To invite more candidates for your job position and distinguish your vacancy among others make your title for the post more attractive.

To do this, make the title unusual and emotional. For example:

Make sure to write a title in the language of your target audience and the position in your company.

Where to post a job offer

Based on surveyed users of Managemart software, we have settled the list of the best resources where to find the most qualified employees.

Top 5 sites are:

  1. Indeed
  2. LinkedIn
  3. ZipRecruiter
  4. Hortjobs
  5. Facebook

Less Preferred:

  1. CareerBuilder
  2. Monster
  3. Snagajob

Janet, the head of human resources from Floctopus company, shared her opinion on this matter:

“I recommend to all employers to post advertisements for open vacancies on Facebook. This advice may seem surprising, but this resource has a very high response rate for free ads. The level of communication in the social network is very high. People will gladly share and repost vacancies with their friends. Vast reach is also accompanied by a considerable number of specialized thematic groups. The same ads posted on Craigslist don’t have as many views as on Facebook.

Another cool placement is ZipRecruiter. It places your vacancies on other bulletin boards. At my previous place of work, we searched for employees mainly in LinkedIn and ZipRecruiter (less often through Craigslist, Monster and CareerBuilder sites). The applicants who responded to LinkedIn posts had excellent skills. Our investigations showed, that candidates from Craigslist had less experience and knowledge. Their communication and professional skills were weaker in comparison with applicants from Linkedin.

Millennials – a separate caste of employees. To attract such employees to your company, you should make them a perfect offer. You can offer them flexible working hours, career growth, business trips, free software, education training, gym membership and many other cool things. It is quite essential to understand your employee’s demands and hobbies in order to meet their needs and show, that you have common interests and goals.

Observe for your company reputation.

  • How are you represented on social networks?
  • Is your site well optimized?
  • How complete is your job offers info (working conditions, obligations and salary)?

All these points are significant for applicants.

Of course, these are not all the tips that can become useful in the search for employees. However, I recommend you try them in practice.”

Below you can read several practical recommendations from business owners, based on their experience.

“If you want to ensure that the candidate has practical skills, make him run the equipment; people lie there is no question about that. They will tell you that their mother is purple if you want to believe it. Ask them to back the truck up in front of you, make them weed whack, and use a mower. Because we all know there is a difference in being able to move the equipment and responsibly using it.

Also, ask what work management software they know.

And what happens a lot is guys say oh well it took longer than you know it should. They are just trying to be lazy, give them a list and tell to do all tasks before the end of the day. If they can’t get it done and done right in the time set, they aren’t for you. There are too many lazy people out there trying to sure you that your work is hard. Don’t be afraid to tell them how long they have to do it, all while still demanding your level of quality”.

We hope that the information from our article will become useful for you. Don’t forget to leave your feedback! It is vital for us.

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.