When it comes to hiring, too many companies are stuck using “old-school” methods for posting job availability and connecting with potential candidates. It’s time to step into the modern age and revolutionize your hiring process. Here are a few tips to help:
What is Onboarding?
Onboarding is the process of providing new employees the information and skill sets that they need to be effective within your company. New employees will be more successful if they have the opportunity to integrate into your company, instead of simply throwing them in and telling them “good luck.”
Previously, hiring was easier because companies simply needed to post the job and then sit back and wait for the right employees to show up on their doorstep. But, the market is more competitive now, and a good portion of your candidates may not have the skill set that is needed for the job. Instead of sifting through the low-qualified candidates, a better option is to reach out to people who would be an ideal fit for your company.
Hiring a talent acquisition expert increases the likelihood that you will be able to connect with candidates who are an ideal match for the job opening. Many of the best available candidates are available to interview during the Holiday season. In addition, using a recruitment professional in finding a good match means that your company will typically have a better retention rate.
An increase in the number of cases of resume fraud is in no small part a result of the past several years of weakness in the job market. Unemployed people are feeling the pressure, and while they likely won’t be fined or jailed for lying on their resumes, that’s no reason to avoid telling the truth.
The employer is the client not the applicant in that the employer signs an agreement to pay a fee if the position is filled by the recruiter. Recruiters get paid by employers so the employer is the client. Recruiters work on behalf of the employer. Also, did you know that the most challenging part of the a recruiter’s job is to find an employer client? Finding clients is exponentially more challenging than finding applicants.
In business no matter how large or small an operation, over time there will be hiring mistakes. In many cases, hindsight is the only way to determine whether or not a hiring mistake has been made.
A hiring mistake can be an enormous backfire to any organization. Costly not only in dollars, but in headaches, employee morale, and loss of momentum.
Every hire is a gamble. A shot in the dark. A risk.
Before making any hiring decisions, one might want to ponder the following:
Are you making these 4 hiring mistakes?
The power of a CEO is immense and this power can be very enticing if used correctly in the recruitment process of top talent. No offense to HR or other Senior Management, but the CEO is the deal closer.
An objective evaluation every now and then (especially during strong business cycles) can be quite validating if you consider someone to be your best employee. Maybe they really and truly are your best employee(s).