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The Holaspirit Team
February 6, 2024
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People & Culture

Mastering HR Recruitment Strategies: A Comprehensive Guide

In this competitive world finding the right talent for the positions in your company is very crucial. This is because a hiring manager is not designated to just fill the positions but is responsible for shaping the future of the company’s team.

If you are a hiring manager and looking to expand your team, stay connected with us till the end. In this post, we are going to give you a comprehensive guide for mastering HR recruitment strategies.  These 5 strategies will help you reach, attract, convince, and ultimately recruit talented employees for your company.

1. Determine the Needs of Your Company

First and foremost, you should determine the needs and requirements of your company before starting the recruitment process. 

Doing so is essential for an effective hiring or recruiting approach. So, as an HR manager,  you need to analyze the below-listed aspects of a company:

And so on…

It will prove beneficial to attract talents that match your organization’s values and purpose. Additionally, this strategy will help you create job descriptions that accurately showcase the requirements and responsibilities of the role. 

Ultimately, the strategy will lead to the attraction of candidates who are the most suitable fit for the job role.

2. Write Effective Job Descriptions

A job description is a document that clearly explains all the necessary details about the job. It mostly includes the following things:

  • Job introduction that provides a brief overview of the responsibilities and expectations associated with the role.
  • Specific requirements (skills, mindset, etc.) that are necessary to have by a candidate.
  • Accommodation and benefits that an applicant will get after joining.
  • Job timing and type (remote or on-site).

And so on…

Below are some tips to craft effective job descriptions:

Format It Properly:

To write an effective job description, you should format it properly. For this, you should write the job description parts in the below sequence:

Template for writing effective job descriptions as part of HR recruiting strategies

Use Simple and Compelling Wording:

You should write simple, easy-to-understand as well as captivating job descriptions. This will help the applicants to remain engaged till the end of the job descriptions.

So, you should transform your job description’s language from complex and boring to simple and engaging.

For Example:

Complex and Casual Text Job Intro:

We are seeking an ingenious and ardent copywriter to join our team and contribute to the development of engaging and informative content for our diverse audience. As a copywriter, you will be responsible for crafting compelling articles, blog posts, website copy, and other necessary materials that align with our brand voice and marketing goals.

Simple and Compelling Text Job Intro:

We are looking to hire a passionate writer to join our team and take part in our development. You need to create engaging and informative content for multiple niches. As a writer, you will be required to write engaging articles, website copy, blogs, and other content types.

Write Short and Concise Descriptions

To make job descriptions effective you should write them concisely. There is no need to get involved in the unnecessary or secondary details. 

Pro tip: you can use an AI summarizing tool to automatically concise or condense your long-form job descriptions.

Practical Example:
We shortened the below-written job introduction with the help of a popular summarizing tool i.e. Summarizer.org.

Long-form Job Intro:

“We are hiring a PHP developer to create and maintain high-quality web applications. You will be responsible for writing clean and well-designed code, debugging and troubleshooting issues, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure that the applications meet the needs of our clients.”

Summarized version:

“We are looking for a PHP developer who is responsible for writing and troubleshooting applications. You have to follow all the clients’ guidelines and be proficient in debugging and resolving issues effectively.”

3. Use Multiple Channels to Hire Employees

Another effective strategy for you as an HR manager is to utilize multiple channels for targeting candidates. This strategy will help you:

  • Target a diverse range of candidates.
  • Enhance your employer brand that will attract top talents.
  •  Accelerate the hiring process.

There are several online platforms where you can search for the right talents. Below are some of the prominent channels/platforms where you can find potential talents:

  • Job Boards: You can publish product descriptions or other sources to attract general applicants from Job Boards. For example, the most prominent job boards are LinkedIn, Indeed, Monster, Google for Jobs, etc. However, you can also open the position within your website (if you have one) where you will be able to hire talents within the company without going to external platforms.
  • Career Fairs: You can use career fairs to attract/hire multiple types of talents. However, these are mostly used to target the students.
  • Social Media Platforms: Targeting talents from social media platforms is a useful strategy. According to an online source, there are 84% of companies that use social media platforms as a recruiting strategy.

Additionally, you can run an employee referral program that will encourage your existing employees and other people to recommend some talented candidates. In order to promote internal mobility, you can also post the job offer on your enterprise social network. Who knows: some of your existing employees might be interested as well!

4. Make Use of Advanced Technologies for Recruitment

Technologies can help you create efficient HR recruiting strategies

You should not ignore the use of innovative and advanced technologies for recruitment. In this modern era, you can find many helpful solutions that will enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, and overall success of a hiring process.

Below are several tools that you can use for multiple purposes in the recruiting process.

  • Self-management Tools: We recommend using those tools before starting your recruitment process, as it will help you determine what kind of talent you need to recruit, and what’s expected from them. With a platform like Holaspirit, you can map your organization’s roles using a dynamic org chart. This allows you to identify what roles and skills your organization is missing, and thus create adequate HR recruitment strategies.
  • Resume Screening Tools: These can help you analyze, scan, and filter the resumes of applicants using artificial intelligence. For example, Lever, CVViZ, etc.
  • Automated Chat Bots: You can use chatbots to effectively engage with candidates on websites or messaging. These chatbots will help you answer the queries of candidates. Moreover, they will give you useful information to assist you in the initial recruitment process. For example, Paradox, MeBoBot, Brazen, HireVue, etc.
  • Screening Tests Tools: They’re very useful for quickly assessing the skills of candidates. Several skills assessment tools can help you with this, such as Vervoe and Codility.
  • Collaboration Tools: Once you’ve screened applicants, you’ll need to collaborate with your team to organize and conduct interviews. For this, you can use collaboration tools like Talkspirit that offer features such as video conferencing, group chats, meeting scheduling, document sharing, posts and comments, etc.

5. Implement Structured Interviews

Implementing a structured interview process is a vital part of the recruitment process.

According to  a LinkedIn study, 74% of HR managers use the structured interview as a strategy for recruitment.

By structured interviews, we refer to interviews that involve predesigned or structured questions that will be asked by candidates. It's one of the most used HR recruitment strategies, as it allows you to ask a predetermined set of questions in a systematic and standardized manner.

Here are some questions that HRs asked frequently:

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • How did you hear about this position?
  • Why are you looking to leave your previous company?
  • What are your salary requirements?

Ultimately, a structured interview will help you better assess qualifications, skills, behavior, morals, and suitability for the role.

Conclusion

As an HR manager, you must master those 5 HR recruitment strategies to target and hire the best talent for your organization. However, keep in mind that the recruitment process doesn’t stop once you’ve hired the right person for the job. You also need to keep those talents in your organization! 

In this ebook, we give you some additional advice to retain your talent and build employee loyalty in the era of quiet quitting👇

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