Employees are just as important to a business as the products and services being sold.
8 Recruitment Myths Preventing You From Finding the Best by Margaret Jacoby discusses the most common myths universally linked to finding the best workers.
The misconceptions that frequently arise when recruiting talent, and as a result, keep your company from thriving are:
1) The best employees will come to you
2) Only big businesses should recruit workers
3) Not every position requires recruiting
4) Employee recruitment is too time consuming
5) Recruiting software can do all the work for you
6) Employee recruitment scares away applicants
7) Quality workers are too hard to find
8) Employee recruitment is ineffective
The above are excuses which often hinder companies from building out their dream teams, and it is within these excuses where the problem lies.
By placing equal emphasis on all pieces of the talent search puzzle, you hold recruiters accountable and ensure that they will seek the best talent for your company; sans excuses.
You need to maintain a consistent recruitment strategy no matter what skill level or department that you’re recruiting for. By establishing a blueprint, you will save time & money, decrease employee churn, and eliminate reasons why hiring is not meeting expectations. With a strategy in place your company has everything it needs to beat out the competition.
You’re only as successful as your weakest employee which is why placing equal emphasis across all pieces of the recruiting puzzle is key.
Margaret Jacoby, SPHR, is the founder and president of MJ Management Solutions, a human resources consulting firm that provides small businesses with a wide range of virtual and onsite HR solutions to meet their immediate and long-term needs.