Use Your Web Site for Recruiting
Your Web site portrays your vision, mission, values, goals, and products. It is also effective for recruiting employees who experience a resonance with what you state on your site. Do create an employment section which describes your available positions and contains information about you and why an interested person might want to contact your company. A recruiting Web site is your opportunity to shine and a highly effective way to attract candidates today.
Check References When Recruiting Employees
The purpose of this section is to keep you out of trouble with the candidates you are seeking and selecting and the employees you currently employ. You really need to check references carefuly and do background checks.
In the litigious society in which we live (don't even ask me what percentage of the world's lawyers reside in the United States of America) you need to pursue every avenue to assure that the people you hire can do the job, contribute to your growth and development, and have no past transgressions which might endanger your current workforce. In fact, you might be liable if you failed to do a background check on a person who then attacked another in your workplace.
Conclusion: Start With These Recommendations
Each organization has to start somewhere to improve recruiting, hiring, and retention of valued employees. In my experience, the tactics and opportunities detailed here are your best bets for recruiting the best employees. These ideas can help your organization succeed and grow, they create a workplace that will meet both your needs and the needs of your potential and current employees.
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By Susan M. Heathfield, About.com