How can I attract the best job candidates for my business?

Think of your job posting as a sales ad to attract good people. Most of us think about writing a job description with the thought in mind that people applying need us more than we need them. The problem with this is it attracts people that are probably looking for a job for a reason.

When writing a job description, we typically write the minimum requirements to do the job. With that approach, you’re going to find people who only have those minimum required skills. Thus, you end up fishing in the wrong job pool; that 10 percent of candidates who are aggressively seeking work do so because they are unemployed. Conversely, 70 percent of candidates are open to the possibility of a new job with the right opportunity. This is where top talent can be found – you just have to work to attract those folks.

If you have a systematic hiring process, you can easily weed out the wrong candidates.

-Aaron Montgomery, 2 Regular Guys, MontCo Consulting

Aaron Montgomery

Aaron Montgomery

Our Success Group

Aaron Montgomery is certified by New York Times best-selling author Jack Canfield as a Success Principles Trainer and has nearly 30 years of experience providing essential support to small businesses. His company, Our Success Group, assists with setting and reaching goals, creating a solid business plan, knowing their numbers for a better pricing strategy, and establishing a customer-focused approach while devising a targeted marketing strategy. He is the author of the business foundation book ‘The FUNdamentals of Business Success.’ He is the Co-Founder of a facilitated 6-month Mastermind collective called Radical Goal-Getters. You can also find him hosting a weekly show called Small Business Saturdays and co-hosting the 2 Regular Guys Podcast.

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