In today’s competitive world of recruiting top talent, hiring entry-level employees is often a task that’s not assigned a high priority. Hiring managers know it’s something they have to do, but they don’t necessarily have a plan in place to attract and retain the best candidates. Here are 6 tips that will help you find the talent you need—and potentially make a stand-out hire that will stay with your company for many years to come.
1. First, sell candidates on what your company can do for them. While you’re busy assessing candidates’ skills, they’re looking at your company and imagining if they can see themselves as part of the team several years down the road. Do they agree with your company’s values and mission statement? Do you offer enough challenge, opportunity, and growth? Is it worth their investment as well as yours? Don’t just assume these new hires are only interested in staying with the company for a year until they learn the ropes; they may turn out to be valuable employees with fresh ideas and new ways of approaching your business.