Recruiting and hiring new employees is a complicated process. Organizations want to be confident that they’ve made the right choice—an employee who will stick around and contribute to the team.
In our free eBook, Retain Your Employees: 6 Key Stages to Include Training, we talk about how the Recruitment stage of the employee life cycle gives employers an opportunity to find the right candidates and bring them into the band.
Quick Recap: what is the employee life cycle?
The employee life cycle is an organized way to look at the different stages an employee follows within your organization.
Attraction > Recruitment > Onboarding > Development > Retention > Separation
Today we’re focusing on the Recruitment stage.
The Recruitment stage is where interviews, questions, and offers happen. This is where you find the right fit for your open position and the employee decides if they fit in your organization.
Recruitment is like a two-sided audition—both sides are trying to discover if they can work together.
You are looking for candidates with the right experience or potential who will fit into your organization. The candidate is likely looking for opportunities to grow and advance and a workplace culture they will enjoy. In most cases the promise of further training and career advancement plays a key role in an employee’s decision to accept an offer.
79% of employees say when searching for a job it’s important to them that the employer offers formal employee training.
There are two ways to use training to improve your recuitment strategies.
- Train the recruiters (and anyone else who interacts with job candidates).
- Have a training and development program in place that will entice candidates.
Your recruiters and interviewers should know:
- How to treat and correspond with candidates
- What questions to ask and avoid
- How to pitch the benefits of working for the company correctly
- How to tell the candidate about the team and team members they will be working with
You should be able to talk about:
- What sort of orientation or onboarding a new hire would go through
- Continuous professional development opportunities you offer
Take a look at our Professional Development and Soft Skills off-the-shelf courses for some examples of professional skills training you might want to offer new employees.
Want more employee retention tips?
Download our free eBook, Retain Your Employees: 6 Key Stages to Include Training.