5 Ways to Find and Recruit Talent

Updated: October 15, 2019
by Jack Stan

Getting the right talent is the difference between a good team and a bad team, the right team is going to help you generate a profit, the bad one isn’t really going to care.

That’s why it’s so important to find and recruit the best possible talent. Fortunately, this isn’t as hard as it may seem. With the right approach, you can get some truly awesome talent and turn your business into a success.

5 Ways to Find and Recruit Talent

#1 Using An Agency

Using an agency to find the best talent is an old-school approach, but it still works. Choose a reputable and reliable firm for recruitment and let them recommend people to you. 

If they’re any good they’ll have several on their books which will be the perfect solution for your firm.

Of course, the real beauty of using an agency is that you can return the employee if they’re not working out as you hoped. This shouldn’t be necessary if they’re at the top of their game. 

#2 Testing Time

It doesn’t matter which approach you adopt, testing your future employees is a great way to see the in action and reduce training time in the future. 

The best approach is to set them a test as part of the application process. Ideally, this should be something they can do over the internet but that you can see how long the task took them. It should also be relevant for the work you’re wanting them to do, this will make it easier to establish if they need training or not.

#3 Go Social

Social media is everywhere and it’s time you embraced it. Not only can you check out potential candidates, but you can also interact with them and others to assess their personality and let them see yours. 

This will help you to assess their soft skills and how well they’ll fit into your team, that’s a critical part of finding the right talent. 

#4 Expos


Most of the best candidates will have a passion for the industry and you’re likely to find them at industry expos. You can look at the latest technologies on offer and monitor the responses of others, this will give you a great idea regarding which people really know their subject and which don’t. 

 The more passionate someone is about an industry the more likely it is that they’ll be an excellent addition to your team.

#5 Ask Your Staff

Don’t underestimate the importance of asking staff if they know anyone that may need a job. If you’ve created a positive work environment and your staff like working for you then they won’t recommend anyone unless they really feel they are worthy of the role.

This is because they’ll feel that if the new recruit doesn’t work out it will reflect badly on them.

Of course, you’ll have to make sure it doesn’t reflect badly regardless of how good or bad the person is. Simply knowing they are valued is enough to encourage most people to do their best for a firm.

About the author 

Jack Stan

Online Marketing Career Consultant. Network marketing and web developing since 2009, helping people quit daytime job and earn enough money and freedom. Keen swimmer, horse-rider, cake-baker, a little bit of OCD.

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