Your team can make or break your business, which is why many firms go to great lengths to find the most suitable executives candidates possible. However, this is not always an easy task. According to the Federation of Law Societies of Canada there are over 117,000 lawyers in Canada. But still, some firms struggle to find the right candidates.
In fact, it can take years to craft the perfect group of employees. Luckily, there are things that business owners and HR departments can do to fast track this process. Below are 3 tips that can help with your search for the most qualified executive candidates in Canada.
- Optimize Your “Join Our Team” Section
Surprisingly, many businesses never think of their own website when trying to find the best candidates – they naturally default to posting job listings on other employment websites. However, did you know that your website can be a great way to recruit candidates? The key is to ensure that your site is optimized for job inquiries.
For instance, do you have a “Join Our Team” on your site? Does it go into thorough detail about your company and what openings it has? Does this section work to tell a story and sell your potential employees on your vision, values, mission and culture of the company? More importantly, do you stress how much you value your current team?
Possible job applicants will often search the internet for companies that they would be interested in working for, so it’s important that you have as many details about your expectations as possible. Make sure that this section would only appeal to those who are the most qualified, and avoid generic information. Insert bits of your personality and express your interest in hearing from these candidates, and post images of your staff interacting with each other. According to Forbes magazine, showing how well employees engage with each other can be a sign of the health of a company.
- Use Legal Recruitment Services
Another great option if you need help filling an executive role is to use legal recruitment services; the great thing about legal recruitment services is that they understand what law firms are in search of, and this means that they know how to better market to the top candidates. Unlike the generic online job boards, they can personalize the experience and help your to cut down on the amount of time that it takes to sift through your list. They do all of the legwork.
- Look Within
Believe it or not, there are some instances in which what you are looking for can be found within your current staff. The great thing about hiring from within is that this person is already familiar with the company culture and they already know what you expect of them. So consider posting job listings so that they’re visible to your current employees.
Finding the ideal executive candidate is never an easy task: it takes a great amount of diligence and patience. However, by optimizing your website, making use of recruitment services and looking within your company, you can cut the amount of time it takes in half.