Action step #1 – Enroll your team! Share with them the exact person you are looking for with specific skills, talent, and experience. Share this every time you meet with your team. Leverage their insights as well as time, energy, and network to multiply your efforts.
Action step #2 – Spread the word! You must use everything at your disposal like you would to find customers for your product or service. You need to get as much attention as possible and there has never been a time like now to do so. Use social and digital media platforms to engage your audience. (Your website should already align and speak to the type of people you are looking for). Share events the company has participated in, employee stories, and content enrolling potential candidates in the companies vision.
Action step #3 – Always be recruiting! Getting caught off guard is what causes many companies to settle for someone to fill a seat. They are reacting rather than ready to respond. By always recruiting you stay in touch with the market keeping you prepared to execute your plan.
Bonus action step #4 – Have fun! Enjoy the process of finding and hiring great people.