5 Tips to Successfully Hire Top Talent

As we navigate a candidate driven market, it is apparent that hiring top talent is tougher than ever. Over 1,000,000 jobs were listed in the three months to September 2021, the highest level since records began. Pair that with a labour shortage, recruiters and managers are feeling the strain when it comes to hiring and retaining top talent.

In this fast-paced market, now more than ever you need to be assessing your hiring strategy. In this article, we look at 5 of our top tips to successfully hire top talent. From your hiring process, to working with professional recruiters, our top tips will help your business path the way to successful hiring in years to come.

📝 Review your hiring process:

It is likely you already have a hiring process in place. However, this was probably designed when speed wasn’t of the essence, and when interviews weren’t held over Zoom.

A detailed hiring process is a necessary element for your business success. By implementing a consistent hiring process, it will help you identify top talent.

Top Tip: Look at your current hiring process and reassess whether you need to make some changes to reflect the current climate.

📍 Consider the candidate journey:

Put yourself in the jobseekers’ shoes; they want a clear, easy and quick process. If you set a hire-by-date at the very start of your hiring process, you’ll find the risk of losing candidates a lot lower. The best talent is only on the job market very briefly and conducting drawn-out interview processes will only make them pull out altogether or find a role with your competitor.

Top Tip: Ask yourself how many stages to the interview process you need to make an informed decision…

👀 Review your job requirements:

When you write a job spec, or a job ad, think about what job requirements you need your candidate to have to succeed in the role. Job seekers take literal notice of this area of a job ad, which can really affect your application rate. Think about what is essential and what is just desirable.

Top Tip: List your job requirements in bullet points and make sure if something is only advantageous you say so. Also, be careful you’re not being biased, saying 6-7 years’ experience can be seen as ageist. If your role does require 6-7 years’ experience, you’ll need to back this up with evidence if questioned…

❄️ Look at your EVP:

Your employee value proposition speaks to your company culture, allowing top talent to assess the organisational fit. Therefore, it is so important to highlight your EVP from the very beginning, starting with your job ad.

Look at your current EVP and if you don’t have one, then now’s the time to create one! Think about WHERE you want to be positioned in the market and how you want to be recognised.

Top Tip: Read our blog about the importance of highlighting your EVP to find out some of the things you need to consider, such as your benefits package…

🤝 Work with a trusted recruitment partner:

Getting all the ingredients in place for a successful hire has never been more challenging. Recruiters are best placed to help you with your hiring needs for a number of reasons; we have extensive market knowledge, an extended reach, and it’s our job!

Working with GB Solutions will take the pressure and work load off yourself, so you can focus on the tasks you need to. We are specialists in our field and have been in operation for over 20 years.

Top Tip: Drop us an email with your job requirements and we’ll get the job advertised, speak with you regarding your recruitment needs and send over candidates that are perfect for your role… hello@gbsolutions.co.uk

Our top tips to successfully hire top talent:

  • Review your hiring process
  • Consider the candidate journey
  • Review your job requirements
  • Look at your EVP
  • Work with a trusted recruitment partner