3 tips for getting ahead of the competition in hiring

Today, qualified talent is difficult to find, so difficult that 45 percent of recruiters say it's their No. 1 struggle in the hiring process, according to Infosys.

There are times when finding the right people is so hard, losing a lead to your competition means time, energy and money wasted. In this article, we'll provide you some easy tips to stay ahead of the pack.

1. Make the interview experience great.
Your company's interview process is a candidate's first look into the employee experience as a company. As a result, your organization should focus on making the experience spectacular to attract and maintain the types of hires you're searching for.

A job applicant's time is valuable too (most are currently working). Show all candidates, regardless of whether you hire them, respect and consideration for the time they invest in your company. It doesn't take much to make a big impact, and some simple ways to stand out from your competition in a candidate's eyes include:

  • Offering them a drink as soon as they enter the office
  • Responding to their emails
  • Calling them on the phone
  • Keeping them informed about the process

These small steps may seem like common sense, but your competition often fails at extending these common courtesies.

A casual interviewStay ahead of the competition to prevent great hires from slipping away.

2: Showcase your company culture.
"Company culture" might seem like a buzzword, but there's a good reason you should advertise this aspect of the job to potential candidates. Ultimately, people want to know the type of company they are applying to, and most consider factors beyond the material compensation for their job, such as diversity, according to LinkedIn.

One of the best ways to share your company culture is through video, writes Lubo Smid in Forbes. Interview employees, give a tour of the workspace and show all the compelling reasons someone would want to work for you, as well as the potential negatives that come with the job. Candidates will appreciate the candor and honesty.

3. Hire a professional company to shortlist qualified candidates.
Hiring people has become a long, drawn-out process. Working with a professional service like YES Partners can make it significantly faster and easier. Professional recruitment companies take on the weight of finding great people who fit into your open role. They also typically have larger networks of people they can connect with than any given company, and are well aware of the ins and outs of the recruitment process. Also, YES Partners is judged (and paid) by the quality of the candidates, rather than quantity in filling a certain number of openings.

At YES Partners, we focus on finding the right executive talent for your organization. We use direct recruiting methods and draw on our vast professional understanding of the process as well as our international network to save you time and resources. And there's no risk to working with us: you only pay once we've provided you with a shortlist of qualified candidates. To see some of the roles we have already successfully placed, click here

Finding people is easy, but finding the RIGHT people is not. YES Partners helps companies FIND the right people for all company functions, across many industries.

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