Location, Proximity, Distance … all words that no longer stand in your way when trying to hire a candidate. Today’s technology has made it easier than ever to find the best qualified candidate for any position through relocation recruiting. The problem? Sometimes it can be a lengthy and tricky process.
Scenario: You’re a hiring manager and you need to fill a position, but the local candidates are turning up average and you need someone extraordinary. Instead of sacrificing talent for location, you do what’s best for your company and expand your reach. Finally, you find a stellar applicant who lives one state over. You are now tasked with trying to bring on this great potential hire who lives far away. Asking candidates to relocate for a job isn’t a light request, and there are a few do’s & don’ts to keep in mind:
- Find someone who’s best for your company
- Keep in mind travel expenses
- Assure the candidate your opportunity is a good reason to move
- Provide a balanced compensation
- Rush a candidate to make a thoughtless decision
- Make financial promises in interview without surety
- Leave too long of a response window with the candidate
- Ignore the candidate’s family/ spouse
Going the extra mile (literally) to find top talent doesn’t have to make hiring more difficult. In fact, the wider reach increases your chances of finding the perfect fit for your open position. And great hires, no matter where they come from, will help your company succeed.
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Justin Zuniga is CareerPlug’s sales and marketing intern.