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​You can have the best idea in the world, but it will never get off the ground if you don’t hire and train the right people to help you. Learn how to hire and develop the very best workers.​

Employee Recruiting Ideas & Best Practices

Recruiting the Best Employees

Finding the right employees starts at the beginning: recruitment. To find the best person to fill a role, you need to narrow down exactly what that role will be and create an attractive job listing. From there, it’s a matter of narrowing down a talented pool to find the very best. Each step along the way is important; skip one and you’ll miss out on top performers.

Creating Jobs
Creating Jobs

No matter how many people you’ve hired in your life, you’ll still struggle to find the perfect employee for a new position. The more knowledge you have about the job, the better your hiring will be. Work through the ins and outs of a new job by talking with managers and coworkers and conducting some research.

In this chapter, you'll learn:
  • Differences between​ newly-created jobs and replacements
  • How to determine the need for a job
  • Questions to consider before creating a new job
  • Writing a job description for a new position
Advertising the Job

Advertising a job should be like advertising any other product or service: You’ve got to attract attention from the right audience using clear, concise language to initiate a call to action. In this case, that means writing an excellent job listing – starting with an accurate job description – that brings in top talent.

In this chapter, you'll learn:

  • How to create effective job descriptions
  • Ways to make your listing shine
  • Tips for writing compliant, non-discriminatory advertisements
  • Where to post job listings to attract the best candidates
Advertising the Job
Sourcing Candidates
Sourcing Candidates

If you’re only posting job advertisements to outside sites, you may be overlooking valuable resources for finding quality hires. Consider looking for internal hires, starting an employee referral program or working with recruiters to find top candidates.

In this chapter, you'​ll learn:
  • Tips for working with recruiters
  • The pros and cons of hiring internally
  • How to get the most out of your employee referral program
Filtering Applicants

Heaping piles of resumes and cover letters are good things – unless you’re the person faced with the task of wading through them all. Sifting through the stacks can be a full-time job if you don’t know exactly what to look for when reviewing candidates.

In this chapter, you'll learn:

  • How to efficiently sort through resumes and cover letters
  • Red flags to avoid lackluster employees
  • Advice for conducting telephone prescreens
    Filtering Applicants