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6 Ways to Solve Your Recruiting Challenges


Edna Siu Nakamoto, CEO and Principal Consultant of The HR Manager and Co-Founder of The Applicant Manager “TAM”

Over 30 years of experience creating and implementing Human Resources policies and programs.

Named by Recruiting Daily as “One of 300 Women in HR Technology Worth Watching”. Edna contributes to the community by serving on the Boards of non-profit and professional organizations.

What are your recruiting challenges?

  • Talent shortage?
  • Lack of skilled candidates?
  • High turnover?
  • Disorganization?

You need a way to get over these hurdles – now!


Your Approach to Recruiting is Vital


You need to stand out and offer compelling reasons for qualified applicants to fill your current open positions.

How do you overcome your recruiting challenges?

Develop a strong recruiting strategy

Assess the position, organization, and industry.


  • KPIs of recruiting process with stakeholders
  • Job posting tactics
  • Interviewing tactics
  • Assessment tactics

Build confidence in your recruiting expertise

Before building confidence, build knowledge:

  • Industry
  • Company
  • Open position(s)

Source candidates

Where will your best candidates come from?

  • Internal
  • External


70-85% of jobs are filled through networking.

Start a referral program.

  • Create a trackable referral program to incentivize current employees to refer applicant to open positions.

Social Media

More and more companies are using social
media for recruiting:

  • 93% use LinkedIn
  • 66% use Facebook
  • 54% use Twitter

Get the word out!

Track job posting sites to see which are the most effective.

Make sure you’re getting an appropriate cost per resume.


Create the right applicant experience

Make the application process as simple and transparent as it needs to be to get the right candidate.

The experience should match your culture…


Highlight company culture

76% of job seekers want details about what makes the company an attractive place to work.

Create interest and excitement!

  • Highlight company culture
  • Describe benefits
  • Show advancement opportunities

Be candidate-centric

Build a connection with candidate

  • Listen and empathize
  • Communication and transparency
  • Attract them with appealing brand / web presence
  • Harness the power of mobile…

Mobile, Anyone?

  • 78% of Millennials used mobile devices to find a job
  • Gen Xers aren’t far behind, with around 73%
  • Baby Boomers have seen the highest increase with around 57.2%

Use technology to aid you

Streamline the recruiting process with an ATS

  • What is an ATS?
  • How does ATS technology help you source, hire, and on-board the best candidates?
  • How do you choose the right ATS for your business?