Finding good help can certainly be a challenge, but a poor attitude during the recruiting process can definitely make it even more difficult.
When interviewing potential candidates for your company, their attitude will likely play a role in your decision of whether or not to bring them aboard. After all, an employee with a poor attitude is not exactly someone who will make the workplace an enjoyable environment. But human resources, hiring manager and all staff members involved in the interviewing process should also maintain a positive attitude during their search for good talent.
While candidates may be trying their best to land a position, they’re also likely playing the field to see what’s out there. Perhaps they have a handful of potential opportunities and are participating in interviews to see which one makes the best fit. Given this fact, your company is not just doing the interviewing, but is also being interviewed itself.
Having a positive attitude can help you highlight all of the great things that your company has to offer. And when you’ve got a solid candidate that would make a valuable asset to your company, you certainly don’t want to sabotage the opportunity to bring them on board.
Recruiting candidates to fill IT, engineering, manufacturing, creative, and executive positions, to name a few, requires some level of promotion of everything that makes your company and the job opening appear attractive. At the same time, your “pitch” for the position and the company as a whole should also be realistic and honest.
“Selling” your company appropriately to the right candidate is crucial, as finding and retaining qualified employees can be a real challenge.
Recruiting to fill a position is not as simple as advertising on job boards, interviewing a couple of candidates, and hiring the first person that sits at your desk. It can be an in-depth endeavor that requires some skill and experience on both sides of the interview process.
Staffing Services Can Take the Guesswork Out of Hiring the Right Candidates
Given the challenging nature of the recruiting process, it might make more sense to outsource this critical endeavor to an experienced staffing service instead. Not only will this save you time, but it will also dramatically increase the odds of helping you find the right candidates to fill your positions.
A recruiter’s attitude can literally mean the difference between hiring the perfect candidate and letting them slip through your fingers. The attitude of the recruiter and the way in which they “sell” your company to candidates matters.
The most effective recruiters not only maintain a positive attitude, but are also able to understand each individual’s needs, desires, personality, and disposition in a very short time. Armed with this important information, recruiters should determine whether or not the candidate makes a good fit for the position and company and then convince the candidate that the job is right for them.
Keeping a positive attitude during the recruiting process while being honest about what the candidate can expect can be the secret sauce to find the perfect candidate for your company.