Recruiting is a two way process. Just as much as candidates struggle to find jobs that suit them, employers struggle to find candidates that suit their roles.
In the start up world, recruiting can be a difficult operation. There’s a lot of time and effort that goes into making a detailed and thorough job specification and this is something that not all applicants are considerate of demonstrated through their lack of effort and attention to detail when applying for roles. As a start up, this can be frustrating and sieving out the good from the bad is a tedious task. You may not have the resources to outsource your recruiting and this leaves you having to do it for yourself. Recruiting is much like a marketing effort – get the word out there as much as you can. There are various low cost and free places to market your business.
Here’s a round up of the free places to post your start up role in London:
5. Tech Start up jobs: with all the postings out there, it’s good to see a job board that is niche. As suggested in the name, this job board focuses on tech roles (developers, engineers, coders, etc). They also hold job fairs in NY, London and Berlin
6. F6S: create a company and/or personal profile. Includes start up benefits and an easy to use job posting facility.
11. Silicon Milkroundabout: THE job fair to go to if you are looking for roles in the tech sector. Their events are fun, interactive and have a wide selection of companies looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals.
Think outside of the box too. Recruiting is a non-stop process until you find the right candidate. Other ways of finding a superstar employee may include attending networking events such as Silicon Drinkabout, letting your workspace know you’re recruiting, including your ad in your newsletter and social media platforms.
Remember, there’s no right and wrong way to recruit, it’s an on-going process which may mean regularly updating job postings and changing your job spec until you get the right candidate.