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Hiring talented professionals is a challenge for most companies today. While many are out there looking to fill open roles on their team, you still may not be able to find the right person for one reason—or many reasons. 

Here are seven recruiting strategies to get you the talent you need.

  1. Think of Candidates as Your Customer

Think of a candidate as a buying customer: they have needs, and you’re trying to meet them.

  1. Talk to Candidates at Every Stage of the Process

This means reaching out to all candidates whether you’ve been able to schedule a phone call, are in the midst of your initial screening process (phone calls and shortlist), or have sent an offer letter and want them to accept it.

  1. Recruit Via Social Media

More and more people, especially younger generations, use social media to network or find a job. In your recruiting strategy, use social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and even Facebook for your recruiting efforts.

  1. Consider Paying to Sponsor Your Job Post Online

In today’s tight job market, you will need all the help you can get to sourcing qualified candidates. Don’t be afraid to make use of PPC advertising to help get your job opening seen.

  1. Go Back to Past Candidates

Going back to past candidates is a great recruiting strategy because you can remind them of your organization’s unique value proposition while also letting them know that they are still in the running.

  1. Look for Talent in Lesser-Known Sources

You may have to go beyond the traditional job boards or conventional job fairs to find quality talent. You might be surprised to know that college alumni groups continue to provide a terrific source of qualified candidates.

  1. Consider Using Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

Not all recruiting professionals are convinced that applicant tracking systems are the answer to their recruiting woes. But if you’re looking for a more efficient and effective way of managing your open positions, ATS can help make your job easier.

These tips can make the job of finding talented professionals easier and more efficient for your recruiting team.