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How to Hire the Best Talent in 2015

How to Hire the Best Talent in 2015The start of a new year is a great time to refocus and prioritize your business’s recruiting efforts. When you’ve got employees who are passionate about their work and are excited to come to the office each day, your company excels. If you’re looking to start landing the best in the business this year, make sure to utilize the following recruitment tips:

Pay attention to the big picture

When you’re looking to fill a role, don’t get so hung up on a candidate’s résumé. Yes, you need a person who has the proper training and experience, but you also need to find someone who has the passion and drive to excel in the position at hand. If you interview someone who shows a real desire for the open job, don’t be put off by the fact that they may not have won as many awards as another candidate who doesn’t demonstrate the same enthusiasm. Ultimately, passion and dedication pay off.  As long as they have the knowledge base to do the job well, it will probably be a good fit.

Don’t be afraid to hire from other industries

Sometimes hiring managers limit themselves as they recruit. Remember that there’s no rule that says that you can only hire from within your specific field. If you find a candidate who has the skills, training, and passion necessary to do the job well but they’re working in a different field at the moment, bring them in for an interview anyway. They may end up being exactly the person you were hoping to find.

Make sure you’re reaching out effectively

If you really want your recruiting efforts to be stellar this year, you have to go wide with your job postings. Think about where professionals in your industry spend their time. Are there certain websites or magazines they read? What about forums they visit online or stores they rely on for supplies? Putting job postings in these places helps to ensure that you get eyeballs on the listing and, as a result, applications for your open position.

Utilize new technology to attract talent

Video interviewing technology has increasingly grown in popularity in the past few years and is being used by companies to position themselves as a forward-thinking organization. By using new technology in your recruiting process, you can attract tech-savvy talent that can potentially contribute to your business in big ways.

How are you ramping up your recruitment efforts in 2015? Let us know in the comments!

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Lauren Levine

Lauren Levine is a copywriter/blogger who contributes to a number of magazines and websites including The Frisky, USA Today, and others. She also authors her own blog called Life with Lauren. She loves cooking, anything on the E! network, and is trying to convince herself that running isn't so bad.