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Attracting High Caliber Restaurant Candidates

Methods of recruiting are changing.  Many employers now use more modern ways of drawing the very best talent to fill positions. Wading through piles of resumes is swapped for more interaction with candidates on a personal or digital basis. Recruiters are adopting new approaches when it comes to the selection process.

Hire People, Not Skills

Employers often list jobs without a title or specifications.This is a trend that may or may not catch on. It does remind recruiters how important it is to hire people, not skills. An enthusiastic candidate is frequently regarded as being more valuable than their level of experience in a particular field. When filling open positions, recruiters should look further than the education specifications. The right person can learn the skills.

Interviews

These days, it is not necessary to physically conduct face-to-face interviews when candidates are competing a job. Contenders interview via Skype, Google Hangouts or other video software. Employers sift out unsuitable candidates and one-on-one interviews arranged for the remaining top qualifiers to attend in person.

Networking

Another method recruiters can use in their search for top talent is to attend career and networking events. Although being present in person at these venues can be beneficial, they are time-consuming and expensive. It is for this reason that recruiters are once again turning to technology and going online for networking activities. It gives access to a wide range of candidates, without wasting time talking to individuals who are not a proper match.

Social Media

Social media and recruitment appear to be the ideal partnership. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are excellent locations to find potential employees, develop relationships with recruits and share job postings. Employees can also recruit people from their own networks. Sourcing candidates via social media is one of the easiest and more effective ways of improving recruitment procedures. Social media candidates are more likely to be offered employment. They also stay longer in roles than those discovered by other means.

Software

Another tool that is simplifying the work of a recruiter is the availability of specific computer programs. Special software analyzes and filters thousands of applications and resumes according to qualifications and skills. Employers select the best candidates. Technology enables the final selection process to be as painless as possible for the recruiter.

Some companies are being more adventurous by developing completely new ways of managing recruitment in order to find out what method works best for them and in so doing are creating their own unique hiring procedures. Technology has revolutionized the recruitment environment over the past decade and its progress is never ending. Despite all these advances, it does not detract from the fact that recruiters still have their special skills, which include the ability to see beyond the jargon, tweets and interview questions and identify that special individual who is the right match and cultural fit for a company.