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Did you know that the percentage of US employees testing positive for drugs has increased over the past 2 years? This includes an increase in usage across nearly all workforce categories and drug test specimen types, according to Quest Diagnostics. Drug screening is...

Recruitment Strategies and Best Practices for Hiring Top Talent

by | Aug 19, 2020 | Uncategorized


In today’s job market, planning out your recruitment strategies and best practices for hiring top talent is an absolute must. With a clearly defined approach to your recruiting process, you’ll likely build a large pool of high-quality applicants from which you can choose.

Use the following recruitment strategies and best practices for hiring to help you make the correct hiring decision!

Recruiting strategy #1: Planning

A successful recruiting strategy requires a significant amount of initial planning. The planning phase lays the foundation for finding the best prospects – make sure you spend as much time as you can on this step!

Assess the position

Before you rush to fill an open position, work with the internal decision-makers on your team to determine whether or not you actually need to fill it. Once you know the position needs to be filled, lay out its scope, including any changes that need to be made or gaps that need to be filled.

Create a compelling job description

More often than not, a candidate’s first experience with your organization is a job posting – so make it clear, compelling, and persuasive. Along with listing the required core competencies and other key requirements, take the time to build up your employer brand within the job posting.

Establish Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Establish KPIs to measure results and to evaluate the success of your recruiting efforts. The recruiting process is commonly measured by Time to Fill (TTF), Cost Per Hire (CPH), and Quality of Hire (QOH) metrics. Be sure to continuously re-evaluate KPIs to make sure they are in line with any corporate and economic changes.


Recruiting strategy #2: Sourcing

Once you and your team have determined the need to fill the position, your next strategic move should be building a plan for sourcing candidates. This process breaks down into two tactics: internal sourcing and external sourcing.

Internal Sourcing

Why look outward for a new hire when a member of the internal team might be the best option? Here are three things to keep in mind when sourcing internally.

Retention: Employee retention should be one of your top priorities. Keeping your current employees challenged by