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John Maxwell says that he gets asked all the time, “How do you motivate your people?” and his answer is very simple: “Hire motivated people.” You want to attract and hire the best talent in order to continue your development and growth as a company. You can have great processes and great products but the execution of your business plan is dependent on the people in your organization. They are the ones that will allow it to Thrive……..or Stagnate.
Recruitment is not as easy as many people think…..in today’s fast paced work environment it has become an essential part of any leader's role, however, it is more often than not, not given the attention it deserves in order to really get it right.
If you are finding you are struggling to recruit, or to recruit and retain for any length of time, then it is time to thoroughly review your recruitment process.
Hiring the best Talent is a crucial leadership skill.
First you need to decide what the best talent looks like, and there are many ways to get the overall picture, lots of websites give reviews, and matching job requirements and salaries, for all ranges of roles, which allow you to target the right people and remunerate them accordingly.
Show Objectives - The Why
Recruiting the best talent is not a one off event, it is a process. Regardless of your industry there are some basic steps that you can take to help you with the process of recruiting and retaining the best talent. The people in your organization are your greatest investment. So they need to be thought of and treated that way, not as an afterthought. Today’s show talks about steps that you can take to help you successfully recruit people to your business, and then retain them.
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Key Tips for looking outside of the box and building your brand for recruitment
What You Need to Know - The What
What You Need to Do - The How
Remember from the moment the candidate walks into the room you are responsible for and to them just as you are one of your staff members, hence remember your HR requirements, i.e. discrimination etc.
• Divide the Interview into three parts
• 1-Welcome and introduction
• 2- Ask the candidate to review the last 10 years of their work history with you. You will ask questions as they go and after they finish. When they have finished if you have not already completed your preselected questions then review those.
• 3- General wrap up, give the candidate a chance to ask any questions that they need to. Plus ask any relevant final questions yourself, such as if you were successful, how long before you can start, what is your salary expectation and do you have and leave plans, or medical conditions that would stop you from performing parts or all of the role. At this point it is critical to give the candidate next steps, both for them and your brand. Don’t forget to follow up!
And before you finalise- do proper reference checks!!!!!!
Good recruitment does not stop at the point of the job offer, it goes further, the next critical step is good on boarding;
To bring all of this together and make your business the best that it can be, you need to ensure you have through training and succession plans linked to your job description and roles. This will then help you retain and develop your people past recruitment and into the future.
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Written by Lisa Askwith
Director of ApexBRS | ApexBRS, Regional Director of See Global Media, Chair of EGN Singapore, and Associate Professor Cambridge Corporate University | At the Age of Change, providing the HR component of the Global Executive MBA and BBA. Lisa has worked for some of the largest companies in the world and successfully led restructures and change management programs in order to improve the bottom line through engaging the people for success, while developing exceptional leaders who can make a positive impact on Culture and long term business sustainability.
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