By Rick Honan, President
There’s no doubt the Internet has changed employee recruitment. For AT&S, using job-posting websites, LinkedIn and even Craigslist has had a dramatic effect on finding and hiring new employees. The World Wide Web has not only changed the way potential candidates search for employment, but it’s also changing the way businesses think about hiring and the overall culture of their company.
When I write a job description, I consider what employees are truly looking for in a position. More than a list of responsibilities and required qualifications, many potential employees are searching for a position that will be a good fit for their personalities and goals.
We use our core values and mission statement to craft a message about our company’s culture. Think of it this way: Your mission statement is what your company does; your core values are the expectations of how work is performed. These are the ideals that will continue to shape your company. And, these standards are crucial in attracting the right employee. If you haven’t established these values, make it a priority!
However, it’s not only a matter of knowing how to find future talent; it’s equally important to know where to look for it. There’s no one ‘best’ way to find all the employees you need to run a successful business. Use a variety of online sources to seek out new employees (and to help them find you, too). You’re able to cast a wider net for all the different levels and types of employment you need.
Keeping all this in mind when hiring a new team member has proven to be a winning strategy, time and time again. I’m happy to say that AT&S has a strong, highly qualified workforce. And, we’re adding to it as our business grows.