by John Sullivan
Need to hire new talent but only have a bare-bones recruiting budget? Here is a checklist of low- and no-cost recruiting ideas that work in a strong economy, but are especially appropriate when money is tight.
1. Recruit at professional events. Turn your employees into recruiters when they attend trade shows, awards dinners and seminars. Employees can easily approach potential candidates as peers, and their time and travel expenses are already covered by their own department’s budgets. Task each employee with bringing back the names of three outstanding recruits among fellow attendees. Also, encourage your organization’s executives and superstars to speak at these events to improve your overall employment brand.
2. Work the social networks. It’s expensive to pay recruiters to spend hours building profiles on social network sites. Instead, shift the responsibility to employees who already use Facebook, ...(register to read more)