Today, the world is all about competition. With businesses constantly challenging each other to acquire the top position, having talented individuals is crucial. Use these 3 tested ways to attract new and qualified candidates to your employee pool.

To acquire top talent, your organization must have a reputation in the market. 75% of candidates will research a company’s reputation before applying for a job. While having a reputation is a must, you can follow these 3 easy tips to get the employees your company desires.

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1. Work on your job description.

While writing the job description for your job posting, you need to clearly state the skills and experience you require from the candidate. List all the relevant details, including a suitable job title in the job description, while keeping it short at the same time. Shorter job posts tend to attract 8.4% more applicants. Advertise your organization’s culture by mentioning how it is a great place to work at. 

You might do well if you also mention the salary in the job post as, according to research, 61% of the candidates are actively looking for a salary range in a job description. Your job post must also have a neat design and contain visual aids to attract candidates.

2. Tap into the power of social media to attract candidates

According to Zety, 79% of job seekers use social media for their job search. Nowadays, social media plays a vital role in advertising, and the same rule applies to your job post. People are very active on social media, so using it to advertise your job post is an effective strategy. 

You need to do your job marketing the right way. “Recruitment IS marketing. If you’re a recruiter nowadays and you don’t see yourself as a marketer, you’re in the wrong profession,” says Matthew Jeffrey, Global Head of Sourcing & Employment Brand at SAP. Social media marketing is not only an effective recruitment strategy, but it’s also more efficient and cost-effective. 

You can use platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to post your job openings. Your job posting must be optimized enough to make it into the spotlight and target the candidates you’re looking for. You can also use hashtags to your advantage on your platforms. Your ads shouldn’t have a general design. They should be designed explicitly for each individual social media platform.

3. Go for employee referrals.

Many companies don’t realize it yet, but employee referral programs are a great way of attracting top talent. According to Gerry Crispin, a Principal at CareerXRoads, employee referrals have accounted for around 28% to 30% of new hires in firms over the last decade.

While designing an employee referral program, it must be clear what skills and experience are required from new applicants. All employees should be encouraged to participate in these programs. To motivate them, you can even offer them rewards for each successful referral.

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  • A recent study of more than 600,000 researchers, entertainers, politicians, and athletes found that high performers are 400 percent more productive than average ones. (
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  • For unskilled and semiskilled jobs, the top 1 percent are three times more productive; for jobs of middling complexity (say, technicians and supervisors), 12 times more. (
  • One person in the top 1 percent is worth 12 in the bottom 1 percent. (
  • It was harder to get entry-level work there than to be accepted by Harvard: 2.6 percent of Walmart applicants made it through, as opposed to 6.1 percent for the Ivy League university. (
  • A whopping 82 percent of companies don’t believe they recruit highly talented people. (