Take the time to hire wisely.
While the urge may be to bring on candidates very quickly if you are in need to fill open positions, it is prudent to take the appropriate time to interview, assess and properly vet candidates to better ensure that you hire the right employees with the right skills.
Millennials often seek a higher purpose when it comes to their work. When trying to keep Millennials happy, remind them of your company’s mission statement, and how they contribute and are crucial to the greater cause. They like to know they are of worth. Forty-nine percent of junior Millennials (or Millennials in graduate or junior positions) reported in a Deloitte survey that their personal values or morals were very influential in their decision-making at work.
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Just as marketing emails incorporate catchy or memorable subject lines, you may want to use similar tactics. You could use your name in the subject line, but the prospective employer doesn’t know you yet. Instead, try something like, “This Week” and then the message may contain information about you applying for the position and how you’d love to talk about it “this week.” There’s an urgency to this subject line that makes it clickable.
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How to Make People Feel Welcomed. The idea of the Opening Games is to celebrate everyone’s talents and contributions, and that’s just what employers should do when they welcome prospective job candidates into their offices. After all, the prospective employees aren’t the only ones trying to impress; the prospective employers should be, too. The Olympics roll out the red carpet for their participants, so to speak, and so should firms when it comes to inspiring their contenders.
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At one time, being a job seeker who used social media had a negative connotation. Since Facebook started as a college resource, many students and potential job candidates were warned not to post too much about themselves (think: “party pictures”), as it could cost them a job opportunity.
If you are not using social media to recruit the very best talent, then you’re losing out against your competition.
Almost everyone utilizes some form of social media at some point. Recent estimates show that Facebook has 1.65 billion active users, Twitter has 310 million users, and LinkedIn has 433 million users.
So how does social media benefit recruiting?