HR & Recruitment Advice

12 Qualities Of Superstar Employees

By | HR & Recruitment Advice

It’s every employers dream to hire top performing employees that meet and exceed expectations – the superstars! Even though some employee fall short of expectation, every company has its superstar employees who seem to get more done, get better results and give better services.  

The following qualities are the hallmarks of excellent superstar employees.


Superstar employees are dependable. They show up to work on time, produce high quality work, consistently meet deadlines and take initiative when needed.


Great employees know that in order to get better results, they have to try new things. They are constantly exploring new approaches and solutions to solve current problems instead of settling for the status quo.


Great employees enjoy collaboration and work well with others. They are ready to share their expertise and willing to learn from others. They always strive to treat others with respect, courtesy and consideration


Top performers are proactive and focused on getting what needs to get done, done. They always take the necessary steps to achieve set goals and strive to measure result and outcomes in order to boost efficiency


Little mistakes can have big consequences. Star employee pay close attention to every minor detail in order catch mistakes on time and deliver high quality work with little to no errors.


Star employees who bring a positive attitude to work have a positive impact on those around them and improve the energy of the team. They are cheerful, optimistic and polite and always assume the best in others.


Employees with high levels of integrity strive to be honest, do the right thing all the time and are accountable for their shortcomings.


Accountable employees keep their promises, consider the consequences for their actions, take full responsibility for their actions and make the necessary amends for their mistakes


Great employees are able to complete tasks individually with little to no supervision. Such employees have a strong focus, possess great time management skills and are able to objectively critique and edit their work.

Active Listener

In order to build strong relationships and process information better, great employees are good listeners. They pay full attention, avoid distractions, never interrupt and listen in order to learn not to respond.

Build and use networks

People can only grow as far as the information and the support around them will allow. A limited education and network will produce limited results. Star employees are able build powerful networks that they can easily leverage to solve problems or create opportunities


Star employees continue to get up no matter how many times they’re knocked down.  They have the will power, strength of character and determination to endure and overcome workplace challenges and a strong desire to succeed at all costs.

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10 Recruitment Strategies To Help You Hire Faster And Better

By | HR & Recruitment Advice

The ability to hire the right candidate with the right skills in the shortest time possible is the hallmark of a successful recruitment process.

Unfortunately, more job postings remain open for longer periods of time because recruiters are not using proper employee recruitment strategies to get their jobs in front of the most suitable candidate.

Placing an ad in the newspaper and waiting for brown envelopes to roll in is no longer time-efficient. On the other hand posting on general job sites isn’t the most effective strategy either because they tend to provide more quantity but less quality hires.

To attract top talent, recruiters need to employ the right set of recruitment methods, system and tools. Here are the top 10 employee recruitment strategies that you can start implementing today to hire better and fast.

Establish A Campus Recruiting Program

College and universities are perfect for finding and hiring young candidates for internship and entry-level positions.

Hiring students straight from campus is one of the best ways of developing new talent who will eventually transition into company managers.

To get started, establish relationships with campus career departments or connect with candidates using university job boards. Get involved by attending career fairs and participating in mentorship programs. You can go a step further and arrange company tours or give students the opportunity to shadow members of your team

Leverage Social Recruiting

Social media is a significant tool to attract talent since a huge number of individuals spend vast amounts of time on these platforms. It’s also personalized and interactive.

You can post free job openings on your Facebook page, Tweet Links to job alerts and use LinkedIn to reach out to passive candidates who aren’t actively looking for a job.

Besides, social media is also great for building thought leadership, sharing stories about your employees and promoting your organizational culture

Attend networking events

Many organizations host job fairs, exhibitions, seminars and conferences that allow people to network, showcase their talent and learn new skills.

Participating in these type of events is an ingenious way to connect with a large pool of potential candidates face-to-face.

Even though some events may not cater specifically to recruitment, they may provide opportunities for you to meet professionals who could fill future positions.

You could also leverage virtual fair and webinars to meet potential candidates online

Set up An Employee Referral Program

According to a LinkedIn Study, employee referrals are a main source of quality hires and tend to provide the highest ROI per hire. The quality of recommended candidates is usually high, since most individuals would not propose someone they considered to be incompetent.

To get started, communicate an open position to current employees and encourage referrals with financial incentives, gift cards or other reward programs.

However, avoid using referrals as the only hiring method, as it can lead to loss of diversity and nepotism in the workplace.

Recruit Internally

Sometimes the person you’re looking for is right in front of you – a current employee.

Recruiting internally is cheaper because you save money on advertisement costs and hire faster because you save time conducting background checks and orientations.

Moreover, hiring from within strengthens employee development, progression and succession planning. This in turn boosts staff morale and motivation.

Host an open house recruiting event

To attract suitable candidates, host an open house recruiting event or walk-in interviews.

The people who choose to attend are most likely to be the ones most interested in your open positions.

Create A Stand-Out Career Page

66% of job seekers visit a company’s career page before applying for a job.

This page can make or break an applicant’s decision to submit an application. Your career page should therefore not only list jobs but also position your company as an employer of choice.

To create an outstanding career page, ensure it’s easy to navigate. Optimize the page by showcasing company awards, diversity statistics, awards and employee testimonials that reflect your organizational values and culture

Start Texting and Chatting

Texts and chats work more effectively than email for some candidates.

In fact, 73% of job seekers listed texting as their preferred method of getting alerts about job opportunities.

Texting can be utilized to set reminders, schedule interviews, send job alerts and deliver timely updates. It should therefore be incorporated in your employee recruitment strategy.

Embrace unconventional out-of-the-box types of job applications

Adopting creative out-of the box job promotion and application strategies could help you hire visionary, innovative employers.

Some innovative job application methods include: voice recorded applications, video applications and mobile-friendly 1 click applications.

You could also leverage social media influencers in your field to advertise your jobs.

Use a recruitment agency

According to the CIPD, 40% of organization’s now use a mix of internal and outsourced recruitment methods.

A seasonal recruiter has vast market knowledge and a large pool of networks that often generate high quality candidates in record time.

Recruiting agencies are also a great way to fill hard-to-fill roles and confidential positions that require discretion. To get the best results, work with a recruiter who has the contacts and expertise in your sector.


Now that you know the top 10 talent recruitment strategies, it’s time to start executing them.

Have you made any changes to your employee recruitment strategies yet?

Which strategies do you intend to employ to hire new employees?

If you need any assistance in planning or executing employee recruitment strategies, please give us a call or email us.

We would love the opportunity to help you create a cohesive strategy and plan so that you can start hiring faster and better

Who We Are – Reeds Africa consult (RAC)

By | Career Advice, HR & Recruitment Advice, Uncategorized

Reeds Africa consult (RAC) offers a broad scale of Human resource services designed to provide professional supports for the growing needs of today’s corporate organizations.

Our services includes the entire employee life cycle in an organization from the point of recruitment, training and development, policy development, compliance audits, provision of HR tools to achieve overall business success from the HR perspective.

Reeds Africa consult (RAC) consultants have a combined experience of over 18 years and are very well capable of achieving sustainable, productive performance growth with full compliance as your HR partner of choice.

We are registered with the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) & National Industrial Training Authority (NITA)