Recruiting the best to join your company is a tedious work. Traditionally, recruiting the best is locating them, recruiting them, selecting them, and hiring them. But today, it is more than that.
In today’s recruiting world, if you want to recruit the best to join your company, you must be the best. The best candidates are looking for the best companies to work for. Great people want to be part of a great company. They don’t want to be part of anything less than who they are. If you want to hire the best, you must:
Have the right job for them.
“Millennial view work as a key part of life, not a separate activity that needs to be balanced of it. For that reason, they place a strong emphasis on finding work that’s personally fulfilling. They want work to afford them the opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, and connect to a larger purpose.”- Jeannie Meister, author
Teach them about the job before they are hired.
“If people don’t keep learning, improving, knowing what the next issues are and continuing to be educated, they are going to fall behind.”- Rosabeth Moss, HBS professor
“I have no special gift. I am only passionately curious.”- Albert Einstein
Not lie to them. You must be honest.
The best are not going to stay with you if you are not a honest person. When they find out that you lied to them during the interview process, they will leave your company. So if you want to keep them in your company, you must not lie to them. Be honest. Tell them the truth. Peter Drucker said, ” Organization are no longer built on force. They are increasingly built on trust … This presupposes that people understand one another. Taking relationship responsibility is therefore an absolute necessity. It is a duty.”
Give them variety.
“People are looking for the opportunity to have a variety in their work and to tackle challenging assignments.”- Jeffrey Pfeffer, Standford Business School Professor
Give them challenging jobs
When you give people challenging assignments, you are stretching their minds. People want to be stretched. As Carol Dweck, Standford University psychology professor, writes, “The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially ) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset”
Give them opportunities to contribute.
“When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.”- Eleanor Roosevelt
“You are the happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.”- Robert F. Kennedy
Finally, to recruit the best, you must be the best.