Raising the Bar Issue 8 - Page 20

RECRUITMENT

3 STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL RECRUITMENT

HealthyPeople are the specialists in recruitment for the fitness industry . Over the years , our experience has confirmed that certain elements are most common among successful recruiters .
Our recently launched Recruitment eGuide for fitness employers provides insight into how you can recruit right the first time - and every time . Following is a snapshot of our top tips for successful recruitment .
TIP 1 . DEVELOP AN ‘ ALWAYS RECRUITING ’ MINDSET
The best time to start looking for a new employee is actually before you need them - which requires the development of an ‘ always recruiting ’ mentality . This ‘ always recruiting ’ mindset is common among all successful fitness businesses .
‘ Always recruiting ’ does not mean ‘ always hiring ’, it means ‘ always being ready to hire when the need arises ’.
With an always recruiting mindset , you create an opportunity to employ the best candidates available . By contrast , recruiting only when needed can result in a more limited talent pool and a need to hire under pressure . By building and maintaining a network of suitable professionals in your area , you ’ ll have the greatest chance of building the most profitable team possible .
Designed for this very purpose , the HealthyPeople database is accessible to employers 24 / 7 , providing you with the ability to connect with great local candidates — irrespective of whether you have an ad running .
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