I know what you’re thinking, “I’m doing everything I can think of!” Well, let’s put those ideas aside for now and see what else is out there. Now I already know that some of you have budget constraints, technological barriers, or you are an HR team of one. Let’s see what we can do to help you all. If we keep listing ideas, there might be something new that will work for you and your organization.
- Recruiting Software
- Job sourcing websites
- Job Fairs (internal and external)
- Company websites
- Company social media sites
- LinkedIn sites professional and personal
Let’s start with Job Fairs. Are you doing them? I am sure it depends on the industry you are in. What are you doing at them? Are we sitting behind a six foot table not engaging with the candidates or are we on our feet out in front of the table greeting and talking with potential hires?
Are you passing out any information? Swag? I found a great tool in a small logo’d zipper pouch that my business card fits into along with a piece of candy of course! It is a bright color, simple, small, and something that reminds them of me when they get home. Of course I pass out other pertinent materials and encourage them to write their contact information down so I can thank them for stopping by.
What does your table look like?
Is your table covered with a plain white table cloth and white paper to put names and numbers on? Is the table covered with a cloth at all?
Please make sure that you use either your company colors or a bright tablecloth to stand out from the competition. You can also purchase a relatively inexpensive smaller banner cloth with your company logo or name on it. Purchase some display cases with and 8 x 10 flyer listing your open positions or current hiring bonuses. Candy is always a nice give-away as well as some type of branded gift.
Definition: A slang term used to describe a brief speech that outlines an idea for a product, service, or project. Usually 20-60 seconds in length. Do you have one?
Here is how to create one:
- List what you do for the company and who you are
- List what service or jobs you can offer them
- What are the advantages of working for your company
- Why do you differ from other companies
- Fine tune your speech
- Make sure the sentences flow
- Memorize it
- Practice, Practice, Practice!
Example: Hi! My name is Lisa Gallucci and I am the HR Director here at James Company. I have sixteen openings right now in several departments including facilities, accounting, customer service, and environmental services. We offer 100% employer paid medical, dental, and vision for our employees. Please feel free to write down your contact information here and we can set up a tour!
Now you have given them a bunch of information about what you are offering, what you can offer them and you have received their contact information to follow up with them. Great job! Stay tuned for discussions on other recruiting ideas. Ciao for now!