How To Hire Successfully: Alternative Ways To Hire

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In our previous blog post about hiring, we looked into how to hire someone successfully. But how do you attract the people in the first place? As someone who started her career in recruitment, I can tell you that it is not easy. You really have to change your perspective when it comes to hiring.  In this post, we are going to tell you all about alternative ways to hire. Three of which we have personally used for recruiting members of the Cone Squad. Don’t worry; we are going to tell you exactly which strategies worked!

Where do they hang out?

Where does your ideal candidate hang out? Advertise there. 

This way it is actually one of the ways we hired one of the Cone Squad. We looked at the two main places our ideal candidate hung out online (see this post for more on this). They saw the post and they applied.

You need to be where they are when they are NOT looking for a job. When you advertise in a place that they are looking, you may just be missed. But by advertising where your ideal employee is going socially, you are more likely to stand out.

Who do they know?

There is a good chance that your existing employees know people of a high standard too. Or someone you know will know someone you are looking for. Ask employees and people you know to share your posts and spread the word. 

This too was actually one of the ways we hired one of the Cone Squad members.


It’s an alternative way of hiring for sure. But consider hosting a competition for somehow who finds you a candidate that gets hired then there is an prize! Get people sharing, liking and tagging. There is a high chance your ideal candidate will see it.

Planting The Seeds.

See someone who would totally fit your company ethos but it’s not the right time to hire? Plant the seed. Test the water and keep in touch. One of the Cone Squad actually wanted to work with us 6 months before their hire but we had no positions. We kept in touch, understood what they wanted and 6 months later we had a position. Play the long game. Invest in people before.

Have A Presence.

The ideal scenario is to have people wanting to work for the company at any one time. By creating a strong brand with values, people know of you. So will follow you for other reasons and then when you come to hire there is an abundance of great, skilled people wanting to work with you. In fact 2 of the Cone Squad members knew about Cone before their job even became available.

We hope that this post has given you some inspiration for hiring. Remember that it’s all about how you align with your potential future employees.


About the author

Chloe Slade is the Marketing Manager here at Cone and focuses on creating content that brings business and lifestyle together. Chloe is keen makeup lover,  foodie and loves to work from luxurous destinations.