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Intelligent recruitment tactics is often the most deciding factor when it comes to analyzing the success of an organization. Every company should have an ingenious talent strategy that they must effortlessly deploy to tap the best talent in the market.

That is why experts in talent acquisition profess that the best employment practices start right at the recruiting stage. Employee recognition and appreciation is the driving force behind any successful company.

Hiring managers are often portrayed as intimidating figures when it comes to talent recruiting, but with the right strategies, they can easily recognize the best candidate among all applicants. The idea is to highlight the best features of an applicant and make him indispensable to the company. There are several ways through which you can manage 'talent strategy', but here are three winning ideas that you must try out to recruit talent.

Planning - takes time, but is very effective

Often human resource professionals struggle to find time to juggle between getting the best recruits and managing the other ordinary duties that they have to perform at the company. Talent acquisition doesn't happen in a matter of seconds, it takes time to recognize the true potential of a prospective employee.

Planning might seem like a waste of time, but it is still a critical factor. Right from the conception of a job application, to training successful candidates, you need to make use of concentrated planning techniques. These techniques will bring to light the core competencies and weaknesses present in a candidate, and resolving them at the beginning stage will make him a successful employee in the future.

Social networking channels work faster

More and more companies are interested in recruiting employees through LinkedIn, Facebook and other social networking sites. You have a wider reach with your applicants and when they send in applications, you can check their job status at these sites.

Everything is transparent in social networking sites, so you know you are getting the best when you take time to read through their profiles. Often, combining traditional methods of recruitment (including job portals) with modern techniques bring out the best talents in the market. And that's where social networking steps in.

Hiring Fairs

Hiring fairs might seem like a marketing gimmick at first, but it is an effective strategy for luring talented employees too. If you place recruitment fairs at strategic points where candidates are likely to be around, they will certainly notice it. Through fairs, you are not just spreading information about your company, you are also letting it known that you are looking for talented professionals.

For example, if you are the hiring manager of an IT company, you can place the recruitment fair in places where a major chunk of the IT professionals usually frequent. It is certainly a different way of attracting talent, but it usually brings in the good ones.

Facilitating the right kind of recruitment strategy is getting critical and challenging by the day. As a hiring manager or human resources personnel, you must be perfectly aware of your company's policies and procedures, products and services before deploying the best talent strategy.

Retaining a worthy and efficient employee is also equally difficult. Your competitors might try different tricks to lure him away, so when you employ intelligent methods to hire a worthy individual, you must see to it that he is able to expand his horizons and exhibit his skills at your company.

Remember these three strategies while you plant the next recruitment process:

  • Planning
  • Social networking
  • Hiring fairs

Employees are responsible for creating a favorable reputation for a company. Hiring talent is thus a crucial task, one in which you need to have a lot of thought and expertise. Use these three methods to attract good people for your company.

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