If you’re having trouble with finding the right employees, you may need to brush up on how to improve your hiring process so you can encourage those crucial workers to apply.

Do you know when it’s time to hire a new employee? A study by Indeed highlights the various reasons employers may need to hire, with “high employee turnover” dominating the list at almost 30%. Whatever your reason is, knowing how to improve your hiring process can make or break your recruiting efforts.

Having a solid hiring process is the most important aspect of effective recruiting. But hiring can be harder than it looks. It takes practice and guidance. Because we have two decades of experience in the employment industry, we know what it takes to make a great hire. Here’s how to improve your hiring process so you can land the candidates you need.

How to Improve Your Hiring Process

Rework your job description
Begin the job description with a compelling introduction that provides an overview of the company, its values, and the impact the role will have on the organization. This helps create interest and sets the tone for the rest of the description. Clearly state the qualifications, certifications, and skills necessary to perform the job effectively. Highlight opportunities for growth and development. Ensure that your job description uses inclusive language that appeals to a diverse range of candidates.

Utilize social media
Social media is a great tool to reach potential candidates. Consider creating an inviting, fun Instagram page. Highlight your office and company with pictures of the office, people, and projects. You can also use social media to recruit. LinkedIn is a great way to reach out to potential candidates. The candidate will feel honored that someone reached out to them and it will help them remember you.

Involve more people in the hiring process
Invite some of your colleagues to interview different candidates. Get their opinions. Sometimes people see or catch things you don’t. This also makes your employees feel important and heard.

Treat the candidate as a customer
The candidate’s first impression of your company is crucial. Are they going to remember you making them feel welcomed and appreciated, or intimidated and closed off? Be respectful of their time, show hospitality, and make yourself available.

Provide a thorough onboarding process
Develop a comprehensive onboarding program that helps new employees understand their roles, responsibilities, and the organization’s culture. Offer clear instructions, training, and support to facilitate their integration into the company.

Offer competitive compensation and benefits
Ensure that your compensation packages are competitive within the industry. Offer a combination of attractive salary package, performance-based incentives, health benefits, retirement plans, and other perks that align with employees’ needs and expectations.

Now that you know how to improve your hiring process, you can make the necessary changes to create a great experience for candidates. If you need assistance with hiring, don’t hesitate to reach out to LGC.