first place to look for the right candidate is to search within the
company.Most HR departments insist on
this anyway.HR will most likely
perform a pre-interview for both internal and external applicants. The good news is if you implement all that
is taught throughout this course, you should be known as a good manager that
people want to work for.You would post
your position internally for a period of time, and then look outside the
company if you could not fill the position.Hiring from within is the best bet, as you will already know the
person’s character, background, and realize that they already know the
company’s goals.It also reduces costs.
You will also have the benefit of talking to that person’s
supervisor or manager.They will be
able to answer any concerns you might have.Keep in mind this manager might oversell this employee because they want
to get rid of that person.You will
then inherit a problem, and also realize you cant trust that manager ever
The next place to look for a possible candidate would be
through any or all of the following.The costs will be in parenthesis:
job finder (minimal cost) such as monster.com
or careerbuilder.com.You just go to the Internet site, sign
up, and fill in the necessary info.
on the company’s website(none
to very minimal cost) – the possible candidate will also have a
chance to see what your company is all about.
ad (minimal cost) – Post an ad in the classified section of your local
newspaper.You will need to
provide the title of the position, a brief opening regarding the company
name and what they are all about, the qualifications needed including
years of experience, the salary if desired and contact info.Even if it costs a little bit more,
make the ad big enough to catch their attention.Try not to make it look crammed up.Many times this same ad will appear on
the newspapers web page as well.
or Headhunter (medium to high cost) – This is a person or search
firm who you ask to look for the right candidate based on the job
description criteria you gave them.In most cases they will take a one-time fee of a certain percentage
of the yearly salary once you hire the candidate.For example, they might take 5% of a
$40,000 a year salary, which would be $2,000.This would be considered paying the recruiter on a
“Contingency” basis.The other
payment method would be considered on a “Retainer” basis in which you pay
the associated percentage whether you hire someone the search firm found
or from another source.In this
case the recruiter gets paid either way.
(none to very minimal cost) – Word of mouth or certain blogs on the
Internet can be very effective, and inexpensive.
or trade school bulletin board (none to very minimal cost).This is a simple way to get perspective
students in the same field as yours to apply.
agency (medium cost) – This is an agency that assists job seekers in
finding work.Companies such as kellyservices.com and appleone.com are a couple of online
or TV advertising (medium to high cost) – This will depend on your
location and if it is viable.
(Temporary) agency (low to medium cost) – An agency that places jobs
for temporary work.This is a good
way to determine if the position is really needed, and if you do not like
the person, you can ask the temp agency for a replacement.Some agencies would expect an extra fee
if you hire the person full time.There could also be a waiting period before the person is eligible
to be hired full time.This is
also a good idea if you are busier only during a certain period of time
such as Christmas.An example of
an online temp agency would be roberthalf.com.
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