Recruiting Doesn't Need To Be Painful

Submitted by Dawn on 27th February 2017

HR, recruitment process, business growth, job description, employing the right people

Picture the scene… 

Your business is growing, and it’s time to bring in an extra pair of hands. Excellent! It’s a sign of growth, and it could mark the start of an exciting new chapter for your business.

But you sit down, and you start to put your job description together and suddenly it all seems a bit daunting.

You know that it’s crucial to get the right person but where do you start?

Well firstly, don’t be tempted to ‘big up’ the role and exaggerate what you need someone to do.

If you do that, then sure, you might get more applications but once they’ve got their feet under the table they’re quickly going to realise that the job is not all it was cracked up to be.

There’ll be unrest, disappointment, and it’s highly likely that they’ll move on to pastures new … Meaning that you’ve pretty much wasted your time, effort and money. 

Giving your applicants a realistic job preview at every stage of the recruitment process is essential. They should know exactly what they’re applying for, and understand what their role is likely to involve on a day-to-day basis. 

The key here is knowing how to craft an honest but compelling job advert and job description, and getting it in front of the RIGHT people. It’s about knowing your audience, knowing how to draw out the key points of a role, and speaking the same language as the applicants you are trying to attract.
 
Bringing in the right people to your business is a challenge, but when you have the right tools in your kit, it’s a lot easier.

If you’re struggling to find the right talent for your roles, or you’re unsure about how to craft your job descriptions and adverts, then fill in the Contact Form to the right or call us on 01604 763494 today to arrange your no-obligation discussion.