How to Recruit Top A Players in 2023
Updated: Jun 8
Filling roles can be time-consuming and daunting. What if we hire the wrong person? Worry not! Here are five tips from the Pros on how to recruit top A players. What tip do you find the most helpful?
Know what skills you need on your team as part of your skills gap analysis
As a small start-up, any addition to your team is crucial. You need to think through the set of skills you need from a candidate that will take your company forward. Sit with your team and discuss what are the most important skills needed and what level of experience/seniority should the candidate have.
Optimize Job Postings to Attract and Recruit Top A Players
A well-optimized job post will reach more target candidates. It makes the most enticing and results in more qualified applications and can reduce the time to hire. So make sure you are using the right keywords and skills, and curate a well-defined job description.
Look for people who align with your company’s vision
Know your company well. To move forward, you must consider where you want your company to be in the future. Want to be the top customer service company? Make sure you are hiring people who are patient, and passionate about helping people.
Design your Job Scorecard
We’ve written many times before about the importance of a well-thought and documented Job Scorecard. This is paramount to assess your candidates against the job they would be hired to do.
Ask the right questions
If you know what and who you’re looking for, make sure you craft the right questions to ask in the screening and interview phase. The right questions will lead to the right candidates. If you want to be thorough, you can create different tests for both soft and hard skills to really see if the candidate is the best fit.