If you’re tasked with hiring employees for your company or business, it’s not always clear where to start looking. There are pros and cons to each type of recruiting.
A great place to start looking for quality professional applicants is at a Houston full time staffing agency or temp agency in your city. These businesses do the vetting for you so that every candidate you interview is pre-qualified. It doesn’t mean you’ll like everyone you see, but it cuts down on the number of resumes you have to wade through. A professional staffing agency can work with you in advance and only send you real possibilities saving you valuable time.
Many people still do look through the want ads in their local paper and thousands of people depend on internet-based job listings. This type of advertising reaches a wide audience of job seekers. It’s possible you might find the perfect candidate for the job with someone who is unfamiliar with your company but happens to be relocating to the area.
Word of Mouth
Spreading the word among employees and colleagues is a great way to get a jump on a perfect candidate. If you let others know about the opening, it’s possible a friend of a friend will have just left another job and you can snap up the perfect applicant before getting flooded with hundreds of resumes. Even if you don’t have any current openings, going to networking events is a great way to meet people who might be perfect for a job that will open in the near future.
Everyone has at least one great “how I got the job” story, so you never know whether your perfect employee will be the last person you interview on a very long day, someone new to town looking for a fresh start, or a fellow guest at your niece’s wedding. Keep your options open and flexible when looking to hire.