Recruiting Basics for Small and Midsize Businesses

To remain competitive, small and midsize businesses have to know how to recruit good employees. But these days, that's easier said than done. Staffing strategies have changed some in recent years, leaving many employers unsure about the recruiting basics in today's economy. If that sounds familiar, you've come to the right place.

Recruiting is more than just posting a job ad and hoping the right person will respond. Successful recruiting requires preparation, focus and the ability to distinguish top candidates from the also-rans. The more you understand the ins and outs of what leads to successful recruiting, the better prepared you will be to focus on hiring the best person for the job.

We've prepared the following articles to provide you with an in-depth understanding of recruiting basics:

Insights into recruiting

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You've reviewed the recruiting basics. Now discover how a specialized staffing firm like Robert Half can assist with your hiring needs.


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