Top Things to Consider to Hire the Right Candidates


Mar 17, 2019

Top Things to Consider to Hire the Right Candidates

If you’re hiring candidates to meet your 2019 recruitment numbers and are struggling to target and recruit the right candidates, it’s time to follow a different approach. There are a few important aspects you must consider while sourcing and shortlisting candidates for your company in order to conduct a successful campus recruitment drive.

Today, students have a good understanding of the job market scenario and they enhance themselves by acquiring the required skills in the field of their interest. They also do thorough research about companies, their culture, growth opportunities, and more to get clarity on which companies to consider during campus recruitment. Thus, top candidates always get hired quickly by big MNCs and may even hold multiple offer letters from them.

If you want to hire top talent from your target colleges in 2019, here are some time-tested tips to make a successful hire. This helps to improve your talent pool and also recruit top performers for your firm.

  • Communication: This is an essential part of your recruitment process. Whether it is the announcement about your recruitment drive in a particular college or a pre-placement talk about your company, communicating the right information about your company in the right manner is extremely necessary. It also involves timely updating of assessment scores to the candidates, meaningful interaction with them during the interview, and appropriately informing them about the final shortlisted students who will be receiving the offer letters from you and their joining date.
  • Time management: Your competitors must be wrapping up their recruitment for 2019 and it is crucial for you to hire candidates quickly so that you don’t lose out on good talent. You must focus on managing your time well while visiting the campus since you would be required to multitask efficiently and conduct all the rounds in a smooth manner. Proper planning and time management will help you hire the desired candidates easily.
  • Good listening skills: To evaluate the candidates better and shortlist the best among them, you should be a good listener. You must listen attentively to what the candidate has to say to understand and evaluate them better. You will be able to take an informed decision about whether the student is a good fit or not if you listen to them carefully during the interview process and assess them for their subject understanding, knowledge, communication skills, and more.
  • Attention to detail: As a recruiter, you must pay attention to every detail of the candidate that you collect. Whether you are sourcing and shortlisting them before campus interview, filtering out students after assessment tests for an interview, or taking a final call on selecting the final list of candidates to make an offer- attention to detail is a must. Chances of hiring the top talent for your 2019 campus drive increases if you pay attention to every small detail.  
  • Good body language: Your body language during campus recruitment can either put the candidates at ease or make them feel uncomfortable. If you have a good body language during your interview process, candidates will feel relaxed and answer your questions better. You will also be able to assess them based on their knowledge, communication and technical skills and hire the top talent for your 2019 campus recruitment drive.  
  • Marketing skills: Before you visit the campuses for recruiting candidates for your 2019 campus recruitment, you should ensure that the targeted colleges and students are well aware of your company brand. Students must also be aware of the growth opportunities, culture, and policies of your company to encourage them to accept the offer. Good recruitment skills are crucial for hiring top candidates, but apart from that the recruiters must also have a good understanding of the following:
  • Which colleges to target: Since your competitors must either be recruiting actively or would have completed their 2019 recruitment process, you will have to do good research on which colleges to target. The colleges you plan to visit must have a good number of talented students meeting your job requirement criteria. Visiting such colleges will help you widen your talent pool and hire the best ones for your team.
  • When to visit colleges for recruitment: It is important to be aware of the placement season of all your target colleges and visit them at the start of the season to maximize your talent recruitment.
  • What skills to evaluate: Before you plan your campus recruitment drive, you must have a clear idea of the skills required for the job profile. This will help you speed up your assessment and interview processes and enable you to recruit the right candidates for the job.  
  • How to shortlist the final list of candidates: Instead of comparing individual scores of each student in different formats like CGPA or percentile, you can normalize all the scores into a single format. This will help you shortlist the right candidates and also conduct a successful campus drive for 2019.

These are the top things to consider when you conduct your campus recruitment drive for 2019. The recruitment scenario has transformed a lot due to the influence of technology and to stay in tune with the current market trends, you should consider implementing technology and automation in your recruitment process. In order to enhance your recruitment process and also hire the best candidates, you could choose to use the services of Pod.ai . The expert team with the help of their tech resources can help you achieve your recruitment goals for 2019. Visit us at  https://pod.ai/employers to learn more about our team and our services.


Mar 17, 2019

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