As an MSP company, you’re going to have a need for exceptionally qualified recruits. Personnel are apt to be one of your largest operational costs. If you’re going to preserve budgets and maximize your investment, you want to hire the right people. Avoiding helpful tools like LinkedIn can reduce the hiring pool to which you have access.
LinkedIn is a massive professional network your business, your employees, and prospective candidates will likely be involved with. If you haven’t used this platform before, following are a few simple steps to help you start finding the most qualified candidates:
Simple Social Recruitment
Your MSP company might start out by sending scouts through LinkedIn who seek the sort of candidates that fit open positions throughout your organization. Look for experience, look for contacts in common, and settings on profiles which indicate if they’re currently looking for employment or not.
Sometimes, you can scout candidates from other MSPs who are tired of where they are and are looking to make a lateral jump of one kind or another. Social recruitment can take time, but it can also be a very effective and straightforward way of maximizing LinkedIn.
Using Referral to Source Recruits
Existing staff can help refer you to colleagues and contacts they have on LinkedIn who may represent a good fit for your MSP. It’s possible to save a lot of trouble this way: your existing staff already know whether or not a person really represents a good fit for your MSP. They know what you’re looking for, and what you’re not.
You can even incentivize your internal team to find you the ideal grouping of potential candidates based on factors you determine beforehand. People like to work with previous associates; this can have a positive cumulative effect on morale. It will depend on your particular MSP.
Effectively Branding Your MSP to Draw Qualified Candidates
Make your MSP stand out on LinkedIn as a professional authority in all things IT and as a place qualified candidates should seek work. You need to know how your competitors look on the platform and make your own profile more desirable than theirs.
This can take a little work and may be best approached through consultation with an SEO group that provides solutions for MSPs. If you can position your MSP as an employer of tech professionals, you may have the best candidates you could hope for seek you out.
Your MSP company needs to be cognizant of and able to utilize all infrastructurally facilitating tools available. LinkedIn can help save you time in acquisition of qualified personnel. Brand your business to be attractive to those seeking IT employment, use referral when appropriate, and search through candidates who match criteria of your business. Such an approach can help you find the right candidates.