3 Effective Hiring Tips for Busy Executives

Updated August 20, 20

Sure, you have great products. You also have a great strategy to sell them.

But what if your company is not reaching its full potential because it lacks people?

It’s great to be hands-on when it comes to recruiting.

After all, it’s your company and you want to make sure that you’re working with the best ones.

But realistically, it’s hard to get involved with recruitment when you’re juggling lots of roles and responsibilities.

Here are some effective hiring tips to consider:

Establish a system

Hiring the best and most qualified people in a competitive job market is tough for executives. That’s why you need to set clear goals in the first place.

Do you want to recruit the most qualified people from the start and keep the best ones on board for the long-haul?

You may consider several points when you start a recruiting system.

First, organizations that invest in employer branding are three times more likely to get quality hires.

Those that invest in a strong candidate experience get 70% quality hires.

Lastly, a difficult job interview process results in 2.6 higher employee satisfaction later on.

Also, reconsider your minimum requirements. Once your needs and requirements are clearly set, it’s easier for recruiters to devise effective strategies that’ll work best for you and your company.

Stay proactive

You may think you have the right number of people to keep things going.

But check this out — a survey shows that 66% of millennials may leave their jobs by 2020.

That’s why a full talent pipeline isn’t always guaranteed. You must keep an open mind and understand the fluctuations of the candidate market.

You should also consider your employees’ pay, responsibility and growth. Find ways to increase flexibility and improve the benefit packages.

With happy employees, word-of-mouth advertising can help you attract the right kind of people in your company.

Seek help

Use available tools at your disposal to hire people.

This will depend on the qualifications you’re looking for and the budget you’re willing to spend on recruitment.

For entry-level positions, you can post on local and online job boards without a fee e.g. eumeus.com.

You can also consider online recruitment platforms that can do the job for you.

For more experienced hires, you can scour LinkedIn and similar platforms. That way, you can look for talent whose experience, skill sets and qualifications are best for your company.

Second-party agencies will make recruitment easier for you.

With an established hiring agency, you can specify your needs and leave the time-consuming work to the experts. 

Let’s face it, you’re busy enough as it is.

But in order to find the right talent, stay proactive, establish a system to keep a full talent pipeline, and use a reliable and trustworthy second-party company.

With an experienced and dedicated team helping you, your company will bring on an all-star player to help you reach the next level of growth. 

Hanna Shea Executive Search

Since 2007, Hanna Shea has been the premier executive search firm servicing top companies within the direct selling industry.

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