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3 Recruitment Hacks to Hire the Right People

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Hiring the wrong people can be detrimental to businesses and a huge waste of time. Recruitment can be a lengthy process, especially when it comes to hiring the right people. Read on for three recruitment hacks to make your hiring process more time and cost-efficient.

1. Work Smarter

A lot of recruitment sites allow you to ask specific questions applicants must answer 'Yes' before they are allowed to submit their application. Preliminary inquiries are a simple tactic that prevents unsuitable applicants from applying, saving their time, and yours.

2. Get Creative

Ask applicants to send in videos answering your interview questions. Pre-recorded videos are a great way to get a feel for a person's energy, which doesn't shine through on paper. You could also decrease the time spent interviewing the wrong candidates in person based on their answers. Many people are video-shy, so it's good practice to offer an alternative option, such as sending a voice note instead.

3. Be Open-Minded

Think of recruiting like dating. If you go into an interview with an exact sense of the person you want to hire, you will shun those who don't fit your idea of perfection. The perfect man or woman doesn't always exist; the same way an interviewee may not yet hold all of the skills and experience you need. But guess what? If you find the right culture fit in an applicant with a strong work ethic and a hunger to learn, you can teach them the required skills.

What recruitment hacks have you learned this year? Tweet me @lorenridinger.