How to tackle the recruitment market and hire the perfect candidates.

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Recruitment is a crucial process for any organisation looking to build a talented and successful team. However, finding the perfect candidate can be a challenging and time-consuming task, but don’t worry Hooray is here to help you find out how to hire the perfect candidate.

Check out our top tips to tackle the recruitment market and hire the perfect candidate from Sophie our Healthcare and Education Consultant, which outline some key steps that can help you attract, screen, and hire the best candidate for your organisation. By following these steps, you can increase your chances of finding the ideal candidate to fill the role and build a successful team that is ready to hit the ground running.

#1 Determine the desirable and the essential

The most important thing to do is to understand the role you are recruiting for and what you are seeking in an ideal candidate.
Analysing what skills and qualifications are essential will help you to have a clear idea of the type of individual you are seeking within the market.
Having an in-depth understanding of the minimum qualifications will help you to decide whether candidates are suitable to interview or underqualified.

2# Reduce your recruitment process

When seeking to expand your team and hire a new individual, it is vital to understand how urgent you are looking for a candidate to begin.
Cutting down your recruitment process will allow candidates to consistently stay interested in the opportunity, but also to allow them to not be snapped up in the faced paced market we are currently in. Ensuring the process is short will also reduce costs and save everyone’s time (as we all know there aren’t enough hours in the day).

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3# Utilise Social Media to reach the candidates you desire

In this day in age, social media is one of the best platforms for reaching candidates, due to the large number of users online, showing over 4.89 billion users will be active on social media in 2023. An advantage of social media is that it is time efficient, easy to use and can reach a wide range of audiences. It is also a cost-effective way to promote a new opportunity. Using social media can attract both active and passive candidates, boost your employer brand, target your specific talent pool, and save on recruiting costs by posting on free platforms.

4# Write a clear job description

Ensuring a job description is clear and direct is extremely important in the market at the moment. Including the essential skills and qualifications required for the role will help to filter the type of applicants who are applying for the opportunity. Making sure to describe the environment, team and culture will help candidates to envision themselves working for your business.


5# Consider hiring a temporary member of staff in the interim

Hiring a new candidate doesn’t always have to be for permanent recruitment. Considering how urgently you need to hire will allow you to analyse a quick solution such as hiring a temporary member of staff. Temporary solutions allow you to get someone to begin as soon as possible to help tackle the workload and reduce the risk of hiring someone who maybe doesn’t hold the relevant skills/ experience. Temporary recruitment could also give the opportunity to hire a temp to perm member of staff. This will allow you to bring someone on temporarily and if they are showing a strong ability to succeed within the role, then they can be offered the permanent opportunity.


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6# Reach out to the specialist support around you – IT’S FREE!

Recruitment can take a lot of time, money and effort out of your day. So, reaching out to agencies around you will allow the job to be done without unnecessary stress. At Hooray, we do pre-screening telephone calls for you, shortlisting and have access to a large range of job sites to see active candidates in the market. As well as sector-specific knowledge of the market and a clear understanding of the roles you may be struggling with! You will only pay a fee if we are able to find the perfect candidate for you. So, if we don’t do our job, you pay no fees! Not only can using a recruitment agency make your hiring process quick and easy (saving you time to do what you do best by letting us do what we do best) we can find you the perfect match – hassle-free.

In need of some help with your recruitment needs? Why not get in touch today and experience all the benefits of using Hooray recruitment for your next staffing requirements?

Please call us on 01242 300228 or email

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