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Tips for hiring top talent

Posted on June 12th, 2013 Read time: 1 minutes

Recruiting and hiring the best employees is a major concern of human resources services professionals. Certain tactics and technologies can make it easy. The most important element of recruiting top talent begins even before a post advertising an opening goes live. The job description needs to attract the right kind of prospective employee. 

"Believe it or not, you don't want to emphasize the qualities you need in a candidate in a job description," according to Inc.com. Instead, they advise that recruiters describe the company to ensure that candidates are aware of and will fit into its culture.

Interviewing should be done with more than one person from the company, so that they can discuss the candidate and clarify any issues together. Questions should focus on the qualities the company needs in an employee, and recruiters should consider a task-focused test to weed out those who will not be able to perform before the later stages of recruiting.

With these tips, and a generous amount of time to interview and consider candidates, companies can ensure that they are getting the kind of new talent they want and need. Rushing and murky expectations only lead to disappointing hires, and the same process again shortly afterward.

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