Reap the benefits from hiring the right person by developing a clear and practical recruitment and selection plan.
Contact us and MatchWorks will put your recruitment strategy into action.
Identify your goals
- Identify the goals and expected outcomes the new position will bring to your business
- Pinpoint the core roles and tasks you need your new team member to deliver
- Work out the current skills and experience you will need from the employee and what on-job training you may provide
- Determine your company culture to understand the type of person who will best fit into your existing team.
Finalise the job role and tasks
- Create a position description
- Identify award rates and conditions for your industry to develop the salary package you will offer. Get these from the Fair Work Ombudsman:
- Research similar jobs on offer to work out the best means to target your position to the right job seeker.
Promote your job vacancy
- Decide how you will advertise the job. Is it best to just advertise online or should you also promote your vacancy in newspapers?
- Work out for how long you will advertise the job and set a cut-off date for applications.
Select the right person
- Develop selection criteria and place weightings against each criterion to help shortlist candidates
- Determine how many people you wish to interview
- Prepare a list of interview questions. Pre-screening and interview questions should link with the position description.
- Decide where to hold the interviews and who will be part of the interview panel. You’re welcome to use your local MatchWorks offices for job interviews
- Ask for and check your preferred candidate’s references
Make the job offer
- Choose a good time to phone your successful applicant so you aren’t likely to be rushed or interrupted while speaking with them
- Clearly outline the pay and benefits you are offering
- If they don’t accept the offer straight away, get a commitment from them as to when they will contact you with a final decision
- Finally, follow up your phone call by putting all you have stated in writing either as an email or letter.
Contact us and we’ll help implement your recruitment and selection plan.
In addition, various State and Federal Government agencies have resources to help prepare a recruitment and selection plan:
- Federal Government Department of Business – Employ people
- Business Victoria Staff Recruitment checklist
- South Australian Department of State Development – Running your business
- Business Queensland – Employing people
- New South Wales Industrial Relations – Good recruitment practice
- Australian Capital Territory Department of Innovation, Trade and Investment – Employment
- Business Tasmania – Employing and managing people
- Western Australia Small Business Development Corporation – Employing staff
- Northern Territory Government – Managing your staff: Workforce planning