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Does Your Engineering Hiring Strategy Need Updating?

If you’ve noticed that your recruiting efforts have become lackluster, or if you’re simply not attracting the talent you want, it may be time to take a look at your current hiring strategy and make adjustments as necessary. Hiring strategies can’t be static and if it’s been some time since you’ve taken a look at your whole hiring process, now is a great time to see which areas need a tune-up.

Take a Look At What You Want to Accomplish

Your first phase of tuning up your hiring strategy needs to be focused around what you want to accomplish. Do you have a set mission statement in place for your hiring activities? If not, develop a list of what you want to do with your hiring efforts, whether it’s locate up and coming talent, target experienced professionals or simply find the right kind of person who fits your corporate culture and will help you grow your business. Develop your mission statement around these goals. Once you have this in place, you’ll be able to proceed to the next step.

Develop Your Strategy Around Your Goals

You’ve determined your goals, now is the time to create your hiring process to achieve these goals. If you’ve decided that you want to attract new talent, you can gear your recruiting efforts around college students and local job fairs. If you want to attract experienced professionals, you can start working with local recruiters who will have access to a higher quality job pool and can help you find the right person quickly. If you simply need to find candidates who fit your corporate culture, make sure you include the right questions in your interview process, or consider working with a temp staffing agency where you can try out employees before you actually hire them.

Broaden or Narrow Your Focus As Necessary

Make sure to leave room to grow and change within your hiring process and have alternative processes set up and ready to go as necessary. If you’ve got enough professionals and need to inject some new spirit into your work force, you’ll be ready to attract some new talent quickly and conversely, if you’ve got enough entry level employees, you’ll have a plan in place to attract more experienced talent.

Keeping your hiring processes sharp and ready to change will help you create a well rounded workforce, filled with people who can help you grow and meet new challenges.

Do you have a question about developing a hiring process? Ask the experts at Solopoint for help today!

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