External Recruitment methods

External recruitment refers to attracting and selecting candidates from outside the organisation to fill job vacancies. It involves contacting the external labour market to identify and attract qualified individuals.

In this article, we outline the most common external recruitment methods.

  1. Social Media: Letting people know that you are hiring on multiple platforms can reach ideal candidates, and those who may not be looking for a new job are still informed. One of the biggest platforms to contact jobseekers, yet one of the most competitive, making engaging content of higher importance.
  2. On-campus college fairs: Participating at college fairs is the place to find young talent for entry-level or internship roles. They support the students during their course to hire them permanently when they graduate.
  3. Employee referrals: By introducing incentives, you can encourage employees to refer people they think would be a great fit. Most will not put themselves at risk by referring someone unsuitable for the role, making it a safe and effective method.
  4. Job Advertisements: Placing adverts in local newspapers can effectively reach a specific target audience.
  5. Direct Applications: Create a forum submission on your website where candidates can express their interest in your organisation and submit their resumes, leading to more opportunities.
  6. Online job boards: Posting career opportunities on popular websites known for job searches, such as LinkedIn and Glassdoor.
  7. Professional Events: Attending conferences, seminars, and workshops is the best way to meet professionals interested in a career change.

It's crucial to adjust your external recruitment strategies to your organisation’s unique demands and the requirements of the roles you're trying to fill. Various techniques are frequently used to broaden the hiring process's scope and effectiveness.

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Article by Neil Psaila