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10 Sources To Consult For Your Next Important Hire

Hiring the right people is critical to the success of your business. Your recruiting and hiring methods need to consist of more than just one source for qualified candidates. A proactive company with an aggressive recruiting policy always finds its employment candidate options diverse and effective.

The Internet 
You do not need to post an employment advertisement on the Internet to find good candidates. These days, there are many qualified employment candidates who have developed their own websites that outline their experience and their qualifications. With a basic Internet search, you can find a long list of qualified candidates to choose from.
 
Employment Consultants
In some circles, employment consultants are referred to as “headhunters.” Whichever term you use to describe them, they offer an extremely valuable service to a company looking to hire key employees. Remember that an employment service does charge a fee.
 
Business Contacts
If you are like most active business professionals, then you have a network of business contacts that you stay in touch with. Some are in your industry, but none of them are usually your direct competitors. Even though the people in your business network operate outside of your industry, they can still give you valuable employment leads to qualified candidates.
– Newspaper Ads
Many of the determined employment candidates still utilize the printed newspaper to find their next job. You can post your job opening as an anonymous organization and collect resumes based on the candidate’s qualifications rather than your company’s name.
 
Job Fairs
As the employment climate gets to be more competitive, even top executive-level candidates are making their way out to job fairs. When you see a job fair being organized in your area, grab a booth and then advertise your presence in the local media. You should get a significant turn out.
 
Your Competition
While you cannot expect to call your competition on the phone and see which one of their key employees are leaving the company, you can monitor the competition for changes in their personnel.
 
Consultants
Do you have a sales consultant that helps your company to generate quality leads and close sales? When a sales manager position opens up, you will want to discuss the opening with your consultant. If your offer is enticing enough, then it may be the thing that convinces the consultant to put aside his own business and help you to grow yours.
 
Your Friends and Family
When you have a key employment position opening up, you can sometimes forget that you have very qualified people in your circle of friends or your family that would be able to fill the position.
 
Past Employees
Employees that left your company years ago under good circumstances may be worth contacting if you have an important position open up. Review the history of old employees and see if you may want to bring them back to help your company succeed.
 
Current Employees
An employee referral program that pays current employees a small bonus for helping your company to find new employees can be a great resourced for your company to utilize.
There are a lot of ways to find that new, key employee for your company. The more resources you utilize, the better chance you will have of finding the ideal employee.
 
Peter Wendt is based in Austin, Texas. He has several years of experience as a writer and researcher. If you are interested in learning more about this topic, Peter suggests you check here.


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