Is your business in the DFW area looking for top administrative and clerical talent? It’s not always easy to source and hire these individuals, much less keep them around. But there are a few things you can do to get out ahead of it and make sure that you’re attracting the talent you want and making it so that they want to remain employed with your organization for the long haul.
Here are three ways to find and keep excellent administrative talent:
1. Create effective job descriptions
Keep in mind that the term “administrative” is a broad one. Even within one type of administrative job—such as an administrative assistant, for example—there are many varied job duties depending on the type of role, the size of the company, and other factors. Make it clear in your job descriptions exactly what the candidate should expect out of the position and what the job duties will be. A detailed description will help to weed out people who are just applying in bulk to any administrative roles they find, and help you to narrow down the search to the professionals you really want.
2. Rely on references
References are important when it comes to hiring administrative talent. Be sure to ask for references with your job applications and follow up on them. Often, you can learn far more about a potential candidate from talking to a former employer or supervisor than you will from a job application or resume. One good reference versus one bad one can make all the difference when it comes to deciding who to hire for an administrative role—and you want to be sure you make the right choice.
3. Trust a staffing agency
Last but not least, outsourcing the hiring process to a staffing firm like High Profile Staffing is a great way to make sure you’re finding—and keeping—the administrative talent you need. Because we’ve worked in the industry for many years, we know exactly what companies are looking for out of their administrative staff, and we know how to find it. You’ll save time, money, and manpower through the whole process, and you’ll reduce turnover by hiring people who are a good culture fit and plan on sticking around.