There will come a time for most women in business where you may have to go through the process of hiring another person. Whether you are hiring for your own company or trying to select a service or product, the process can be frustrating and time-consuming.
No matter what role you take in your company’s hiring decisions, better business communication can greatly improve the process for everyone involved. Here are some tips that can enhance the communication between all parties involved!
Think about the position you are hiring for from a sales mindset. As a recruiter, you want to attract the ideal candidate for the position.
One way to go about this is to think of your candidates as customers. You want to appeal the best person out of your pool of applicants, however large or qualified the group might be. Think about what would attract the perfect employee, who would be a perfect fit for your business. During the course of hiring, act the way you want your business to be portrayed. Be empathetic, because job seeking is frustrating, as we all know.
Enhance candidate engagement.
Think of every conversation or interaction with a job candidate as an opportunity to engage the person and create a perception of your business or organization. Engagement of the applicant is extremely important. This engagement can include, but certainly is not limited to:
Just because everything is accessible by a Google search doesn’t mean that everything is automatically clearer. Vague or incomplete information in posted ads hurt recruiters and job seekers. Be clear about your business’s hiring process. In your job posting, make sure you have easily understood job title and description. Include the basic requirements for the job along with details that will attract the right candidate.
Also, avoid job ad language. Recruiters want to see unique language in resumes and cover letters, so do the same thing in the initial job posting. A boring job posting will not attract the candidates you want, so be clear about what you do want by using expressive language.
Every businesswoman will encounter the hiring process at some point in her career. Whatever form it takes, these simple communication tips are sure to ease the hiring process for both the recruiter and the job seeker.
Are there any tips that you have acquired that help ease the hiring process? Post your comments in the section below!