How to find Elusive (High Performing!) Talent

When you need to hire someone for an opening at your company, it can be a stressful time. You may worry about finding someone qualified enough for the position, or worse, worry that there’s someone who will be great for the job but you’ll never be able to find them. Here are some ways to maximize the chances of finding a great new employee:

Determine your needs. When there’s a job opening in your company, or maybe just a need or a task that isn’t being met or getting done, the first thing you should do is sit down and make a list of what you need to take care of it. Do you need someone with knowledge of a specific coding language? Do you need someone with leadership ability to inspire your current team to work harder? Find where you’re lacking so you know what to look for.

Advertise strategically. Using your list of needs, craft a job description that effectively communicates what kind of candidate you’re looking for. Keep in mind that while you’re trying to be informative, you should also try to sell your company. How do you do this? Mention the benefits and perks you offer, and explain how your company contributes to your community, whether it’s through a product or service you provide or community service hours your employees give back.

Take advantage of word of mouth. One of the easiest ways to find great talent is to have your employees do it for you. You can set up a recruiting bonus, where you offer money or other rewards to employees who bring in great candidates. If that’s not in the budget, just try to keep your employees as happy as possible, and let them sing your praises.

One of the easiest ways to find high performing talent is to partner with a recruiter. At Contemporary Staffing, we have hiring experts working in a variety of different fields, so we can direct you to the best people possible to hire. Contact us today so that we can discuss your needs and develop a strategy to get them met!