Picture the scene… Your business is growing, and it’s time to bring in an extra pair of hands to manage all the various different tasks that are clogging up your desk. Excellent! It’s a sign of growth, and it could mark the start of an exciting new chapter for your business. But you sit down, and you start to put your job description together. All of a sudden, you’re worried.

You know that you need to recruit a cold-caller, but you also know that finding someone who loves getting on the phone to complete strangers and attempting to sell them something is going to be a bit of a challenge. So what do you do?

Don't Be Tempted To Lie/Exaggerate About What The Role Involves 

If you do that, then sure, you might get more applications. But once they’re working in the role? They’re quickly going to realise that you deceived them. There’ll be unrest, disappointment and it’s highly likely that they’ll move on to pastures new… Meaning that you’ve pretty much just wasted your recruitment and training budget.

Giving your applicants a realistic job preview at every stage of the recruitment process is essential. They should know exactly what they’re applying for, and understand what their role is likely to involve on a day-to-day basis.

Craft An Honest But Compelling Job Ad And Description And Get It In Front Of The RIGHT People

And this is all about knowing your audience, knowing how to draw out the key points of a role, and speaking the language of the kind of applicants who can take your business to the next level.

Just because YOU hate the idea of cold-calling, it doesn’t mean that everyone else does. Some people will love the challenge of jumping on the phone and forming profitable relationships with influencers and buyers and they’ll be dying to get stuck in. Bringing those kinds of people through your doors is a challenge, but when you have the right tools in your kit, it’s definitely very achievable.

The Perfect Candidate Might Be Closer Than You Think

As well as advertising the role in hand on relevant job sites, remember to communicate all job vacancies internally (even the less desirable ones). Whilst the job in hand may not be appropriate for the skill-set of your current employee they may well have a friend, former colleague or family neighbour whose perfect for it - and a ringing endorsement from someone your already trust is a great start when bringing someone new into the business. 

If you’re struggling to find the right talent for your roles or you’re unsure how to craft your job descriptions and advertisements, then let’s talk. Working with a professional to get this right first time could save you a lot of time, money, and hassle in the longer term.

Give us a call today on 0203 627 7048 or drop us a line at hello@thehrhub.co.uk to arrange a no-obligation consultation.

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