Monday, April 8, 2013

How to Attract Talent to a Small Business

Your goal is to attract the best talent and it's becoming increasingly difficult to do this. One of the reasons is because job seekers are getting savvy in terms of what they need to do to be noticed and what they need to include on their resumes.

US News and World Report has issued many articles for job seekers on how they can become irresistible to human resources departments. They are told to be likable and to only apply for jobs they are qualified for. While the latter is some of the best advice, few take it. As a result, you are stuck with piles of resumes that have no business being in the pile. If you are still going through resumes the old-fashioned way, you can be there for a very long time.

There are going to be some good resumes in the pile, and you need to locate them sooner than later to actually fill your vacancy in a timely manner. One of the best ways to attract the talent you need is not to tell applicants what they need but to use a new way of going through the resumes.

You have more technology available to you than ever before. One of the emerging technologies is the Applicant Tracking System. This will allow you to search through all of the resumes online in a short period of time. You can search for specific keywords, allowing you to grab hold of resumes from applicants who meet all of your criteria.

Maybe you're looking for a specific type of degree or a certain amount of experience. You can always go through the resumes on your desk one by one. However, when you want the best talent without spending days or even weeks looking for it, you can use a tracking system in order to speed up the process.

You don't have to rely solely on resumes to find out about people, either. With so many different platforms out there, you can tap into a lot of useful information as soon as you know where to look. The applicants are already one step ahead of you. They have several versions of their resume, they're connected on the social media platforms and they are prepared for an interview the moment you call them.

It's easy to know that the job seekers are ready to prove their stuff. The question is, will you be able to find them based upon your current level of technology?

There are plenty of new hiring manager tools out there for you to utilize and these will help you to find more qualified candidates for your open positions

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