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Feeling Lucky: Finding the Best Candidate for your Company

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Greta Cline, CFO
Greta Cline
Partner, CFO/COO
March 11, 2022
Sometimes finding the best candidate to fill an open position can seem even harder than hunting down a four-leaf clover. Sure, some of the interview and hiring processes may rely on luck, but ultimately, we think you make your own luck. With a little help from the staffing experts at That’s Good HR, you can take steps to identify a new employee that you’ll feel lucky to have at your company. 

Recognize the need for strategy

One of our favorite quotes about luck comes from Louis Pasteur, “Chance favors the prepared mind.” Anybody can get lucky with a great candidate who randomly applies for your open position, but when you have a strategy prepared, you’re that much more likely to have multiple great candidates in your application pool. That’s Good HR knows that you deserve better than a one-size-fits-all approach, which is why we meet with clients one-on-one to understand their business goals, culture and staffing needs so that we can create a strategic hiring plan.

Leverage your connections

We often hear the phrase “It’s not what you know, but who you know,” and that doesn’t just apply to candidates looking for a little extra luckon the job search. Be sure to spread the word about your open positions, and the more you do so the more likely you’ll be to identify a number of qualified applicants. Partnering with That’s Good HR will also help you track down a candidate who will make an excellent fit. We can help you really woo your potential hires in the hiring and interview process, especially when you share why you feel lucky to work for your organization and how they could too. 

Feeling lucky after a hire is made

Once you’ve made your perfect hire, you may be tempted to bask in your good luck instead of looking ahead to retention and employee engagement. This is a big mistake! We all know that The Big Quit is taking a number of people out of the workforce or encouraging them to move into different career fields, so make sure that you are paying attention to your current employees by attaching meaning to their work, offering flexibility and investing in your team culture and benefits/perks. 

If you are ready to strike it lucky with your candidate search, contact the staffing experts at That’s Good HR today at 317-469-4141!