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How to Recruit Better Candidates for Your Property Management Team

By Joseph Slonimsky

now_hiring.pngRunning a successful property management organization is only possible when the team at the helm is qualified, motivated and engaged. Of course, knowing this fact and actually locating, recruiting and retaining this caliber of staff are two entirely different things. The good news is there are certain things that you can start doing today that will help you hone in on those candidates who would be the best fit for your company and your needs. That said, here are a few expert tips to point you in the right direction.

Think outside the box (or board).

You’re probably intimately familiar with the various job boards, like Monster and Career Builder, but these sites have seen a steady decline in popularity over recent years. That means if you’re still spending the majority of your time looking for candidates there, you’re missing out on some of the better ones who have already jumped ship. Expand your horizons to include social media as well as job aggregators, like Indeed and Simply Hired.

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Make the application process easy.

If you want to hire the best of the best, you have to make applying for positions at your property management company as simple and straightforward as possible. Provide the option of uploading a resume and cover letter in lieu of filling out a long application and always include links to current openings whenever you mention them online. The more streamlined the process, the greater the pool of candidates you’ll have to work with.

Focus on cultural fit.

Of course you want employees who are skilled, but this isn’t the most important factor to look for. To the contrary, the most critical component in today’s qualified candidates is a good cultural fit. After all, there’s no point in hiring someone who looks great on paper but is incapable of integrating with his or her fellow team members. Most talent acquisition experts now agree that it’s better to hire for character and train for skills.

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Make follow up a priority.

In recent years there’s been more and more focus placed on creating a positive, engaging candidate experience. Why? Because even if a particular applicant isn’t a good fit as an employee, they could still potentially become a client someday. Keep this in mind when developing and managing the relationship. Always follow up accordingly. Even if it’s not the news he or she is hoping for, you’ll earn a certain degree of respect for the extra courtesy you extended.

Sell yourself.

Last, but certainly not least, if you want to win over the most talented individuals, you have to demonstrate to them why choosing your property management company as their employer is the wisest decision they can make. Like it or not, we are in a candidate’s market, which means you’re not just interviewing applicants, but they’re interviewing you as well. Let them know why your company is so great and show them what truly sets you apart. Make an impression that isn’t easily forgotten.

In order for your property management organization to achieve great things, you need to staff it with great people. The tips listed above will make finding, assessing and hiring the best candidates for the job easier and more efficient.

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