We know that finding the right people for roles in human resources, legal, payroll, and other in-house departments is important for the success of your business. So, how can you recruit that top talent?
When it comes to your Human Resources director, remember that they are seasoned pros when it comes to reading resumes and figuring out whether a candidate might be the right fit for a position. They pay attention to what is typed on the page and what is written between the lines. They bring that same mindfulness to reading job announcements. Make sure that yours goes beyond listing the standard required skills, experience, and education.
It should address your company’s culture, tell candidates what they can expect should they join your team, and share what opportunities for professional development employees your company offers. 76% of employees want opportunities for career growth, and 68% say that training and development is the most important workplace policy. Make sure that you highlight these perks.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment rate for Human Resources Managers is expected to grow 9% between 2016–2026; Human Resources Specialists, 7%; and Training and Development Managers, 10%. Employment across all industries is projected to increase by an average of 7% during this same time, which is great news for HR job candidates. They may worry that they will be in danger of losing their jobs to AI, which is projected to become even more prevalent to the recruiting process in 2019.
You’ll want to stress to potential recruits that while AI can take advantage of algorithms during an initial screening of resumes, it can’t replace human interaction during the interview process and the necessary soft skills that you know a great HR professional has and which you consider an asset to your company during any interview process.
Because HR professionals enjoy interacting with and learning about others, they are excellent networkers who know a variety of people across industries and in a given location. Take advantage of your professional networks to share that you are looking to hire for this position.
Don’t forget about social media networks, either! One of 2019’s top recruiting trends is projected to be recruiting more candidates via social media channels.
Social media is also a great way to recruit candidates for numerous business services positions at your company beyond those in HR. Are you trying to build your legal staff? Payroll? Make sure that your company has an active social media presence, and let visitors know that you’re hiring.
According to recent research, 59% of candidates use social media to research a company they are interested in, and 48% used it during their last job search, so the odds that you’ll find top talent thanks to your social media presence are in your favor!
President, Counsel Financial Services
59% of candidates use social media to research a company they are interested in, and 48% used it during their last job search.
76% of employees want opportunities for career growth, and 68% say that training and development is the most important workplace policy. Make sure that you highlight these perks.
Employment across all industries is projected to increase by an average of 7% during this same time, which is great news for HR job candidates.
Principal, Lorraine Capital