Out with the old, in with the new. And if you’re using the “new” these days, it could save your small business a lot of money.
With the widespread use of online platforms by candidates in the job search, there is no reason that small businesses should be paying for recruiting firms and resources. What used to cost your small business thousands can be done with only hundreds now. Plus, you have more control over the search as well as preliminary stages of interviewing and hiring, which will ultimately lead to finding better candidates for your open positions.
An article in The New York Times helps to articulate how you can transfer your small business hiring from outdated techniques to online platforms.
Find the right recruitment tool for your small business. First and foremost, you need to find a website and establish your presence. Create an online profile, post job openings and start searching for candidates that meet your company’s needs and qualifications. And when using a site like Spark Hire, the small business hiring process doesn’t stop there.
On Spark Hire, you can also interview prospective candidates through video interviews. This takes the hassle and cost out of interviewing candidates in person, especially if they’re not in your city. With this online recruitment platform, you can search for, interview and hire the perfect candidate without paying thousands of dollars to a recruiting firm.
Project a positive image. Once you’re a part of the virtual job search, you can expect to be actively pursued by interested candidates. That’s why your online image extends beyond the online profile you create on a job search site.
Interested candidates are going to look at your website, social media networks and compare you to other similar companies on sites like GlassDoor.com. Small business hiring today is not just about finding the right candidates, it’s about keeping them engaged and interested. Rather than investing your resources into recruiting firms and resources, it may be time to update your online image with some professional help. After all, using online job search platforms has freed up some of your capital resources.
Get search savvy and ask for help. Lastly, educate yourself on the online recruitment and small business hiring space. By becoming an expert in the field, you have a better chance of finding and attracting those ideal candidates. With a bit of practice and research, you’ll know what and who to search for when working on online job search platforms.
And don’t shy away from asking for help. After all, you have an entire company full of capable employees with their own online networks. Entice them to help find the best candidates for your small business with free pizza after hours as they comb through their online job networks. Reward them with referral bonuses if their connections get hired.
With these new resources at your disposal, you’ll not only save your small business some major money, but you’ll finally have control over the job search and hiring process.
What were your successes with online job recruitment? Let us know in the comments below.