As we look forward to 2016, it is a good time to start evaluating your hiring needs for the new year. Is your firm looking to grow? If you’re in the market for new top talent, there are some tips that can help you hire the best possible employees. Before you start posting ads and reviewing resumes, here are our suggestions for the best ways to find accounting superstars for 2016.
Ask your staff for recommendations.
The single best place to find a new employee is through your current superstar employees. Most companies seem to skip this step and go straight for the advertising, but it can be one of the most valuable tools at your disposal. Talk to your current team and find out who they know who might be looking for a similar job. Tap into their networks. Employee referrals can be very successful for your company, and offering a referral bonus can also provide incentive.
Source LinkedIn communities.
Speaking of tapping into networks, this is what LinkedIn was designed for. Did you join a bunch of groups because someone recommended that you do when you set up your account? Go back to those groups and look at the people who post frequently. Look at their profiles and reach out to those who might be a good fit for your firm, even if they aren’t actively looking for a new job. Firms can also comment on posts to develop relationships and turn a cold lead into a warm connection.
Reach out to local colleges and universities.
Recent college graduates can be a great source of new, stellar employees. Why? Because they are actively looking for a way to contribute to a company and kick start their career. An even better idea to facilitate growth within your firm is to promote from within and hire recent graduates who are hungry and eager to take on the newly vacated roles. If your company is really serious in this area, a summer internship program of college students entering their senior year provides great feedback on who would be great additions to your company after they graduate the following year.
Partner with a staffing specialist.
Finally, it is always a good idea to partner with a staffing agency that specializes in accounting placements and is local to your community. Once you establish a relationship, they will be there to help you whenever a new need arises. They will get to know your firm, your values and the way you staff works together and send you the best resumes for consideration.
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