Recruitment Strategies for HR Professionals in Pakistan
Recruitment Strategies
Aug 30, 2023

In today's fast-paced job market, finding the right talent across industries has become a top priority for HR professionals. As technology continues to evolve, so do the recruitment strategies needed to attract and hire the best candidates. In this blog post, we will explore effective recruitment strategies tailored specifically for HR professionals in Pakistan seeking talent across a range of job titles and industries. 

Whether you're looking for tech professionals, marketing/social media experts, finance specialists, or any other role, these strategies will help you navigate the competitive recruitment landscape and find the right talent to drive your organization's success.

Leverage Social Media Platforms

Social media platforms have become powerful tools for talent acquisition across various job titles and industries. Platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook provide excellent opportunities to showcase your employer brand and connect with potential candidates. Facebook Groups such as Jobs in Pakistan (Linked in section below) see thousands of visitors on a daily basis. 

Although you wouldn’t be able to necessarily get your hands on a filtered list of applicant’s right away, you can still mitigate the risk of attracting too many candidates that are either not a good fit for the role or those that aren’t a cultural fit for your organization. A few simple tweaks to your job post can create this difference for your candidate search. 

Hiring managers should always remain minded about creating engaging job posts with visuals that highlight your company culture and the responsibilities/deliverables of the role effectively. A few things to remember are:

  • Accentuate your company’s name and logo
  • Clearly state the Job Title and requirements
  • Give a little flavor of what the candidate will be doing in the role (Clear JD)
Harness the Power of Job Boards and WhatsApp Professional Communities

While general job boards may attract a large pool of applicants, niche job boards with a specific strong suit are really what’s going to help you scope out truly relevant and top tier talent. A few top job boards with unique offerings that you can currently visit and post your job on are: 

  • Rozee - Simple and easy candidate hunting process
  • Taraki - Bespoke candidate sourcing and interview scheduling services
  • Indeed - Offers a large CV database 

However, sometimes one of the issues with these job boards is that they contain out of date data that candidates might have submitted previously when they would have been seeking a job. In order to connect quickly with the relevant and available talent in the job market, hiring managers should look into joining professional communities of jobseekers on Facebook and WhatsApp. 

We’re increasingly seeing candidates use both these platforms to spread the word about their desire for a new role. You can also use some of these groups and ask your HR community to help you find relevant profiles. 

Some groups that we know about, we are sharing below: 

Recruitlance You can ideally share your job posts for blue-collar positions here

Jobs in Pakistan: Engage in a community of HR professionals and job seekers to gain insights into how different companies deal with their HR matters and obtain access to hundreds of qualified job seekers across different industries

Jobs in Pakistan: One of the largest online HR communities of Pakistan comprising HR professionals and candidates from various industries

Jobs in Lahore
: Community of HR professionals and candidates based out of Lahore

We’ve listed the process to join and post jobs in above mentioned groups below:

Step 1: Click on the link provided above and lodge a request to join the group

Step 2: Wait for the group admin to contact you and confirm a few details about yourself and your organization (this typically takes under 24 hours)

Step 3: Once you are accepted into the group, message the group admin asking them that you wish to post a job for a vacant position on the group. 

Step 4: Provide job role and details such as a comprehensive JD to the admin for approval and posting

Relevant candidates that interact with your post on any of these groups can send you their CV in a separate message directly. The job boards and communities mentioned above allow you to reach a more focused audience, increasing the chances of finding candidates with the right skill sets and experience. 

In order to take the maximum value possible from these platforms and communities, follow the steps below:

  1. Post your vacancies on the platform that you feel aligns best with your goals
  2. Ensure that your job descriptions are tailored to resonate with professionals in those fields
  3. Actively engage in discussions within these communities to build relationships and attract top talent (e.g. always reply within 24 hours to all applicants that reach out to you)
Cultivate an Employee Referral Program

Your current employees can be your strongest advocates for attracting top talent across various job titles and industries. As a hiring manager, you can look into offering enticing rewards such as cash bonuses, additional vacation days, or career development opportunities to employees that wish to partake in such a program. However, be mindful of communicating the program clearly to your employees and provide them with the necessary tools and resources to make referrals. An explainer style video of their employee referral program can be seen as a great example of how top tier employers such as Ibex in Pakistan are doing this. 

Partner with Taraki for Expert Recruitment Solutions

At Taraki, we understand the challenges HR professionals face in finding the right talent across industries and job titles. We offer specialized expertise and resources to help you identify, attract, and hire top candidates, whether they are tech professionals, marketing experts, finance specialists, or any other role you require. 

Our team of recruitment experts leverages our proprietary tech solution and in-depth knowledge of various industries, allowing us to identify and attract candidates who align with your specific requirements. Partner with Taraki to streamline your recruitment process, access a wider talent pool, and ensure long-term success for your organization across industries and job titles.

Some of the actions and suggestions can be implemented very quickly. In your next recruitment cycle, we’d love to see you try out at least one of the suggestions. Please let us know about your experience (