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A Company's Guide to Attracting Good Candidates

Hiring good candidates and knowing what applications, skills and personality types fit your companies roles and environments are a lot to consider, but it doesn't have to be so complicated, even if you are a C-suite level executive with a lot of responsibility on your hands.

Whether you're using a recruitment company such as us here at MLT Recruitment or whether you do your hiring completely internally, you'll still need these basic tips to get you started and keeping your reputation fresh.

With the added help of modern technology such as Indeed, CV Library and so much more, you're avoiding people who don't already have the minimum requirements you desire, thank to the functions of pre-application employer questions such as these:

And while these functions help the modern day recruiter massively, there are so many things that you can do as a hiring company to help attract the right candidates as a hiring company.

Making Your Business Attractive

A seemingly obvious point, but if you're trying to hire top tier executives in your company, ensuring that the face of your business is key. This can be anything from highlighting your company's culture, having a decent presence on social media and even showing high levels of retention within your company. Showing these things will ensure that your business is going to appeal to candidates with high standards for themselves.

Advertise Executive Company Perks

Don't be afraid to show your potential new executives what you've got to offer alongside a salary. Showing your executive benefits will attract people with top talents. These will include company cars, health insurance, pension plans, holiday allowances, memberships and more.

Define the Position

Defining the position a potential candidate will be in goes so much further than just jotting the job description down and hoping that somebody fits the quota.

Consider using key word sifting models of technology to help narrow down your candidates. Putting ultra-specific skills in your key word model will save time and money in the long run.

For example, analysing the skillset and personality your ideal candidate will need. For example, if you're looking for a senior leader in Mechanical Maintenance, you'll want them to have Strategic, Cognitive and Interpersonal Skills, which can be categorised using these models.

Improve Your Branding

Invest in your marketing! Your ROI will thank you for it. Remember how we discussed the face of your brand being important when it comes to hiring the right people? This is it.

Utilising your LinkedIn, posting 'culture posts' - which can include office culture highlights, visual posts, staff events etc fall under this umbrella term, which does amazingly in highlighting your company culture and providing public insights into how your company works will attract natural researchers to your company, which is exactly what you want and need!

Have you got all of this covered and now need a little help with pushing your active job vacancies out there? Say no more. Contact us now on 01752 875700 or email us at for more information.


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