Business Tools

Recruitment Tips and Best Practices for Automotive Employers, Part 4

By Amelia Zwecher

Recruiters should host open houses, site tours and seminars to attract and evaluate qualified candidates.

Matching top talent with careers and fulfilling organizational needs is the leading goal of the talent-acquisition industry. Recruiters can easily get stuck in the same routines and methods of recruiting, and opportunities can be missed in a complacent state of mind. It’s a good idea to continuously re-evaluate practices and strive to improve.

Here are some additional best practices to consider in an ever-changing job market:

1. Offer internships and co-ops: Students often fill 44% of openings within organizations where they’ve interned.

2. Ensure that you meet with hiring managers often to improve the job description. Use an in-take session form to make sure all questions are answered.

3. Utilize LinkedIn paid and/or unpaid features optimally. There are several steps to achieving this.

4. Conduct only structured interviews and maintain consistency for all candidates.

For more information, contact Amelia F. Zwecher, TAS, SEMA manager, career services, at

View Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of this recruitment tips series.