How To Find Great Hires For Your New Animation Company

August 12, 2022 animation jobs

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One of the most challenging parts of running an animation company is hiring competent staff. You won’t be able to successfully run your business unless the animators that you have working for you are expertly trained and experienced. And, as a new business owner, it’s highly likely that you won’t have the time or funds available to be able to train your staff in animation yourself.

So that you can get the staff that are perfectly matched to your business, you need to invest a lot of time and effort into improving your firm’s hiring efforts. This post will tell you how you can do that:

Agency Assistance

If you want to find new hires for your company, then one thing that’s definitely worth considering is working with a professional recruitment consultancy agency. According to one expert recruitment agency, Solutions Driven, you can have your business’s talent acquisition tailored around your company’s needs. A professional agency will be able to ensure that the staff you hire are a good fit for your company. Always research agencies before hiring them. Make sure to read their reviews, and any articles written about them, and interview them to gauge their level of experience.

Company Website

If your business has a website, then posting job listings there is one of the best ways of attracting new staff. However, it’s worth noting that if your business is not especially well-known and does not have high domain authority, then posting listings on your business’s website likely won’t yield results. If you don’t have high domain authority, then a good option is to use a professional recruitment site to attract new hires for your business.

Social Media

Social media is a fantastic place to find new staff. You can target people through hashtags and location tags. When you are using social media to find new employees, you need to make sure that your business’s social media page is well designed and concise. People won’t want to apply for your job listings if it isn’t. As your social media page is the first thing that people will see when they are applying for jobs with your company, it needs to be thoughtfully designed and should feature any information that’s relevant to your business and what it stands for.

Employee Referrals

Employee referrals are another highly effective way of attracting new staff. Most businesses overlook employee referrals. Employee referrals can be especially effective in the animation industry because it’s highly likely that the people that you have hired will know other animators. When you are offering an employee referral program, you need to make sure that you are giving your staff something that they want for their referrals, such as extra vacation time or even a monetary gift. Make sure that you thoroughly vet and interview anybody who is referred. Don’t make the mistake of blindly hiring people because a trusted employee has referred them.

Local Universities

If there are any colleges or universities near you that offer courses in animation, then you could reach out to them and ask them to tell their students that you are looking for staff. A lot of people hire students straight from university and then provide them with on-the-job training. If you do have time to train new staff who already have experience in animating, then hiring people straight out of college is definitely something that’s worth considering. The downside to hiring students is that they may never have had any experience working in a professional environment before, which can complicate things.

Job Descriptions

When you are writing job descriptions and hiring posts, you need to make sure that they are written expertly. A lot of people make the mistake of rushing their job descriptions. You wouldn’t rush your resume or a job application, so similarly, you shouldn’t rush a job description. Much in the same way that a rushed resume can deter employers from hiring somebody, a rushed job description can deter qualified candidates from applying for a job with your company. Job descriptions can be written by content writers if you do not have the experience needed to write one.

Offer Development

If you want to make your company an attractive choice for people who have just left college or university, then you should offer career development. Offering people career development can help them to feel more confident that you will train them and give them the experience that they need to forge careers in the animation industry, or a job for life. In order to explain that you will offer people development, in your job listing write that you will train people and help them to improve and build upon their skills so that they can become better at animation and working in a professional setting. 

Past Candidates

If there were any past candidates who interested you when you were previously hiring people but you couldn’t hire them because more attractive or qualified candidates applied, then consider going back and getting in touch with them. Getting in touch with past candidates and asking them if they would like to come and work for you can be a great way of finding new employees, although you should be aware that because you turned them down before, they might have a new job now, which means that they could turn you down.

Sponsored Listings

When you are posting job listings on job sites, if you want to get more hits then pay for a sponsored listing. When you pay for a sponsored listing, your job listings are more visible to people who are applying for jobs. If you do not pay for a sponsored listing, then it could result in candidates being unable to find your listing because it has been pushed to the bottom of the page, below all of the other listings posted after you have posted yours. Sponsored job listings are usually very affordable, making them a great choice.

Hiring animators for your company can be challenging, especially if you’re a new business owner and haven’t ever had to employ staff before. If you follow this post’s guidance, then finding new staff won’t be as difficult as you might think that it is going to be. Always be honest, forthcoming, and warm to candidates, so that they look forward to working for you.

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