How to Recruit Employees Who Thrive at Your Firm

Robert Half is the employee recruitment expert, and we're sharing our tips on how to recruit employees to help your business thrive.

Understanding how to recruit is a necessary skill for any successful manager. After all, the cost of a bad hire can be significant, not only in terms of time and money but also by negatively affecting team morale. From knowing what you're looking for in your next hire to recognizing those qualities when you see them in the candidates you interview, our free resources will help you feel capable and confident throughout the employee recruitment process.

Resources on employee recruitment

Recruiting can seem straightforward, but it can quickly become complicated — especially when variables unique to each hiring situation are considered. Highly skilled candidates, for example, are always in demand, regardless of the economic climate. The unemployment rates for skilled positions are usually lower than the overall unemployment rate, often significantly so. This means that top candidates are hard to find, and those that are looking for work may find themselves weighing multiple job offers. So successful employee recruitment requires more than just placing a job posting. Finding and hiring the right people for your team requires preparation, execution and a clear understanding of your hiring objectives. With that in mind, the resources below can help you understand how to recruit successfully.

How a staffing agency can help you recruit employees

Hiring managers often find that a staffing agency can help make the employee recruitment process easier, less stressful and more effective. For one thing, a staffing firm can help you craft a job posting that is more likely to draw the attention of the best candidates. The best staffing agencies also have access to a large pool of skilled professionals who can be difficult to locate on your own. This includes passive job seekers, or professionals who are not actively looking for a new position but would be open to changing roles for the right opportunity.

A staffing agency can help your business recruit employees for full-time positions. Or the firm can provide temporary support if your search for a full-time worker drags on. Robert Half research shows it takes five weeks, on average, to make a staff-level hire and 7.5 weeks to staff a management-level role.

The resources below offer insights into how a staffing agency can aid your employee recruitment efforts, as well as tips for selecting the staffing firm that's right for you.

Once you've hired solid employees, retaining them is key. Learn more about successful employee retention and why it's important in helping your business meet its goals.