This year challenge yourself to think differently about recruitment

New Year : New Opportunities Article – Recruiting Tactics

The beginning of the new year is a great time to think about your recruitment needs in the coming year. What are your revenue growth goals? Are you expanding into new territories or markets? How will your team need to change in order to achieve those goals?

If you’re reading this at some point during the year, when is the last time you talked with your team about the department’s or company’s goals. If your recruiting plans are finalized – or if they’ve changed – I’ve been challenging myself with the question, ” Am I thinking out of the box with recruiting methods?” I admit, I haven’t been. I’m so consumed everyday with getting through the details of work that thinking of a new way of doing things just hasn’t been on the radar for me. The article I reference at the beginning of this post gave me some great ideas for new ways of candidate sourcing, screening, and selection methods. Tracking candidate submissions are another challenge for me (until I get all modules implemented in the new HRIS my company purchased).

Are you considering candidates who are already working? They’re sometimes the best candidates for your open role! But it’s a challenge to ask them to take a half day off of work to interview with you. (It places their current role in jeopardy.) Video interviewing is a great option to make the interview more comfortable for everyone’s schedules – but you get to meet the person more personally than just over the phone.

Video interviewing – Here are some partners you may want to research: ( ( (

Keeping track of who has applied, which resumes have you reviewed, and whose come in for an interview – it can be confusing! Recruitment tracking technology like an Applicant Tracking System can help with this. There are solutions in many cost ranges. These solutions can also be optimized to align with your website and other online recruiting practices you have. It can ease the administrative challenges of recruitment so you can focus on selecting and on-boarding your new team member. Here are some sites to help you find the best tracking solution for your needs!

What is an ATS? Check out the Wikipedia definitions
Other helpful links for you to check out!

I need to think outside of my comfort zone. Maybe you do too. Check out the article at and let me know if you have tried any of these methods!