5 Ideas to Involve Employees in the Recruiting Process

November 12th, 2019

Finding top talent is challenging. It’s important to use all the resources available to you to make the best hiring decisions. According to Toronto finance recruiters, one often-overlooked asset finance companies can use is their current employees.

Including your employees in the recruiting process can add a new dimension.

Employee Recruitment

Why should you involve employees in the recruiting process?

  • Better insights into the skills/abilities required by new hires
  • It can help ease the onboarding process
  • Identify a better cultural fit
  • Get multiple viewpoints
  • Hire better and reduce turnover

Here are a number of ideas your company could use to get your employees involved in the recruiting process:

1. Employee Q & A Promotional Videos

Showing top talent what it’s like to work for your company is an important part of the recruitment process. What better way to communicate this than have your employees talk about the work environment and provide a glimpse into a day in the life at the office?

2. Employees Sit In During Interviews

Employees can provide you with great feedback about the candidate’s potential fit for a particular role. Have employees sit in on job interviews as an observer or have them be part of the conversation. They can help assess how a candidate would fit within the day-to-day tasks and where they could best be utilized within a department.

3. Employer Reviews

Encourage your current employees to write positive employer reviews online. These types of testimonials can help you build a stronger employer brand and help you attract talent.

4. Referrals/Recommendations

Your employees know people in your industry. Set up a referral program internally and ask current employers for recommendations when you have a hiring need. They may have passive candidates in mind. They can also help make an introduction to a top talent and play a key role in recruiting them.

5. Job Ad Input

What you put into your job ads will have a big impact on the type of candidates you attract. Get input from your employees about the skills, qualifications, and experience a top candidate should possess to be a great fit for the role. People who are in the same or similar jobs will have a detailed understanding of what is needed to do the job.

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IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Executive Search / Board & C-Suite, Technology, Media, Digital & Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Financial Services & Insurance, Cannabis, Startup, Data Science, Consumer, eCommerce & Retail, Operations & HR, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Engineering, Legal & Professional Services, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Non-Profit & Sustainability, and Sales. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.

Stephen Lecker

Stephen is a Sr. Director and Practice Lead in the Accounting and Finance group. In 2011 Stephen purchased The London Group, and over the next several years built a small team and became a go-to recruiter for several mid-sized accounting firms. In 2016 the London Group merged with IQ PARTNERS, allowing Stephen to grow his accounting and finance recruitment practice under the umbrella of IQ PARTNERS.

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