How to Rehire Talent That Slipped Away
Every hiring manager has them; the outstanding candidates that should have been members of your team, but slipped away from the hiring process. Or the talented team members who left your organization for another opportunity, but who you would rehire on the spot – if only you could.
While every hiring manager can tell these stories, few know how to rehire talent and make that hire a reality. Here’s what to do:
- Take advantage of your ATS to track top candidates. Automated applicant tracking systems (ATS) aren’t merely convenient when you’re trying to attract new candidates or sort application materials. They’re also a rich repository of outstanding candidates and their applications. Set up your ATS to ping you about good previous candidates whenever you’re on the lookout for a new one. Or use the ATS information to contact promising past candidates for an update on their work and to let them know you’re hiring again.
- Build an employment brand that changes as your company does. Your employer brand should tell the story of your organization, its culture as a workplace and its goals. But, like any good marketing campaign, an employment brand changes with time. Work with your marketing department to plan a marketing approach that changes 2-3 times per year, keeping the core themes consistent while updating and upgrading the approach and methods. It’ll help you grab the attention of candidates who may have forgotten that you were once on their “most wanted employer” list.
- Work with your recruiter. Staffing firms specialize in building and maintaining the kind of professional relationships that make it easy to connect – or reconnect – top talent with their clients. Your recruiter can help you target candidates with the skills and personalities to fit perfectly into your business’s current needs and culture – whether that means contacting candidates who disappeared from the hiring process or reconnecting with prior employees who still have a promising future with your company.
At Burnett’s Staffing, our staffing partners can help you rehire talent or find candidates who aren’t currently on your team – but should be. Contact us today to learn more about our staffing services in Irving, Arlington, and Fort Worth.