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hiring a dream team


Ideally, hiring a dream team involves individuals who are company fit and who are dedicated to living out the vision of an organization- to get a company to the next level.

But landing the best candidates for your organization isn’t always easy because other companies in your niche are in a vast, consistent war for limited talents.

That is why you need to position yourself differently and stand out from the competition. This includes implementing the right strategies in hiring and retaining talents.

Here are a few such strategies.

1. Be an ideal employer

The modern worker is concerned with landing a position in an ideal workplace more than the compensation he or she will receive.

They are more focused on working for an employer who guarantees them an improved work-life balance, job satisfaction and general wellness.

Workers want an employer who will give them a goal and trust them to run with it.

They want employes to hear and value them, offering a place they can thrive and grow.

If you are struggling to find talented employees, consider hiring a professional employer organization who will hire the ideal employees for you.

How can you tell if you are an ideal employer? Ask and answer the following questions:

  • Why would an individual want to work for you instead of your direct competitor?
  • If you are a candidate looking for a job, what would make an ideal workplace for you? Can your workplace make the cut? If no, why? Now fix the “why”.


2. Utilize job boards in your niche

The online platform is flooded with recruitment sites and job boards where you can get candidates for literally any job description. They allow you a huge talent pool to choose from in addition to being an inexpensive strategy that saves you both time and money.

However, it can be really challenging to find a specific, pitch-perfect talent in a platform that includes professionals of all manners; of all industries. If you want to make your work easier, please focus on recruiting platforms that are specific to your niche. These are job boards dedicated to a particular field. Instead of posting an ad for a graphic designer in LinkedIn, for instance, consider posting the same in Behance or Dribbble.


3.Consider passive candidates

There are many people who are currently employed and not looking for a job, but they would be willing to jump at a better offer if it came along. These are individuals who possess the talents that you are looking for to fill your dream team.

To land such people, however, you need to be creative. Taking a leap of faith and reaching out to them might be all it would take to have them working for you. Alternatively, look for them where they can be found. Remember that they are not looking for a job, so you rarely would find them on any job board. The highest probability is they own an account in popular social media platforms. Be sure to place a job ad there.


4. Hire exemplary interns

You have already worked with your interns, vetted them over time, and observed their commitment and expertise under your roof. More than likely, you are familiar with their soft skills such as ability to be a team player. You also know how they fit in your company culture and values. That is why you would rarely go wrong in incorporating outstanding interns in your organization.

However, not everyone looking for an internship is a good fit for you. Scrutinize them before offering them an intern position in your organization. A good place to spot potential candidates is in career fairs. Be sure to attend some in your industry to spot these talents.


5. Start an employee referral program

They say birds of a feather flock together. It is highly likely that your best employees know people who would fit perfectly into your team. Be sure to utilize them to bring in referrals that could be potential candidates for your dream team. Before you get there, however, make sure that you are taking good care of your current workforce. That way, they will be more inclined to refer other people to you.

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There is no one-size-fit-all hiring strategy out there. If you are to be successful in hiring a dream team, you need to identify what works for you. Employ the necessary efforts to continually improve on the strategies of your choice. Above all, ensure that you are keeping tabs with current hiring trends to avoid being left behind.

About the Author

Andy Latkovskis is an HR Officer who specializes in employee training and development. He is truly passionate about nurturing talent and ideas that evoke transformative change in individuals, teams, and organizations. When he is not working, you can find him exploring the deepness of nature.

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