5 Tips for Landing the Best Hires In 2023

Jan 11, 2023

Raise your hand if your talent acquisition team faces more pressure than ever to make outstanding hires. Unemployment rates are at an all-time low and good candidates don't stay on the market for long, which poses more challenges. 

However, it's not all doom-and-gloom. Take specific actions that save you time and money and improve accuracy in the recruitment process.

Here are five best recruiting practices that help you bag the best candidates out there!

  1. Leverage Automation to Cover More Applicants Quickly

Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled automation is taking the talent acquisition industry by storm

Gone are the days of rifling through piles of resumes. Automating processes like interview scheduling and screening resumes frees up valuable time for HR managers and teams. Moreover, the technology will improve accuracy. For example, predictive analytics will present candidates based on their potential for job success.

 Automation also enables recruiters to find more diverse candidates for open positions. A HubSpot report found that nearly 20% of organizations now leverage recruitment software to support their diversity initiatives.

 You've got enough on your plate. Adopt automation to streamline your day-to-day workflows.

  1. Step Up Your Advertising

You've undoubtedly heard this many times, but the way you phrase your job postings matters a lot!

If your job ad isn't optimized to attract job seekers on these platforms, your competitors will snatch up good candidates. 

Use simple, clear, and precise language in your job listings. Try including visual content wherever possible—it'll catch the eye and increase your chances of being discovered. Optimizing your digital ads for mobile will dramatically improve your candidate reach. 

  1. Create a Robust Employee Referral Program

Employee referrals are among the best, most cost-effective ways to find exceptional talent for your organization. Creating an employee referral program doesn't have to be overly expensive or complicated. Just make sure your program: 

  • is easy to understand and use. 
  • Has the ability to update existing employees about the status of their referrals. The employee whose referral lands the job can receive organization-wide recognition.
  • Gives incentives like cash bonuses, extra days off, or other perks. 
  1. Engage with Passive Candidates

Passive job seekers are simply candidates who aren't actively looking for a job but may accept a better offer if a good opportunity finds them. 

While such candidates might play hard to get initially, that doesn't mean you shouldn't target them in your campaigns. Since wooing talent is more complicated than ever, optimize your strategy to target suitable candidates.

One excellent way to capture candidate attention during a talent shortage is to maintain an applicant pool (a database of past applicants). Regularly sharing relevant, engaging content is a great way to stay on their minds.

Other effective ways to reach passive candidates are leveraging social media channels or sending updates through email lists.

  1. Provide a Top-Notch Candidate Experience

Recruiting is all about building meaningful relationships, and the stereotypical email templates that applicants receive are not the ideal way to kick off a new relationship. To be impactful, cultivate a one-on-one feeling for candidates every time you interact with them.

Here are some ways to improve the candidate experience:

  • Any updates you send out should come from a team member, not a no-reply address.
  • Spell out communication information for candidates who want to open a dialogue and ask questions. 
  • Personalize all communication even if the candidates aren't shortlisted or don't join. This compels them to refer their friends or reapply later.

All in all, recruiting is about genuinely keeping the candidate at the apex of your operations and deciding what will be essential for them. Keep adjusting your strategy and experiment with new techniques to attract the right talent pool.

Add technology to the mix, and things will only go up from there! 

To know more about what tools, techniques, and channels you can leverage to acquire the right resources, get in touch with us.

We'd be happy to guide you through any queries and help you build result-oriented, highly competitive, and employee-friendly workplaces in the long run.


If your company is facing recruitment challenges in 2023, use my CALENDAR to schedule a call about your hiring needs.