Between job listings, resumes, interviews, offer letters, negotiations, background checks and other steps to bring someone on board your team, finding the right candidate for the job can feel monotonous, confusing and sometimes unsuccessful. Rest assured. You aren’t the only one who feels this way. Read how these four idioms will improve your hiring process today!
Be on the same page.
For a successful hire, it is critical for the company and applicant to see eye to eye. While cliche, there is nothing worse than onboarding somebody and then realizing they are not on the same page as you.
One of the best ways to improve your hiring process is by clearly defining the position and job requirements. Start by writing a detailed job description, so candidates know exactly what they are applying for and the education, experience, skills and values they need to be successful. Not only will this help you evaluate the candidate, but it will also help the candidate evaluate if your position and company are the right fit for them.
All that glitters is not gold.
While a candidate may look good on paper, remember that reality can be quite different. Just because someone has an impressive resume does not mean they will be a perfect fit for the position.
In order to find someone who will shine for your company, look beneath the surface. Call previous employers to check that a person’s background matches the paperwork they submitted in their job application. Search social media profiles to see if the candidate’s personality and character would be a good fit for the organizational culture. Technology is a great tool to embrace during the hiring process to uncover more information about a potential employee and help you find your golden candidate.
Find a diamond in the rough.
More often than not, there will be several people to apply per position. When you take time to thoroughly consider your entire pool of applicants, you might find a diamond in the rough.
Start by asking the right kinds of questions and being attentive in interviews. Forbes says instead of asking magic bullet questions, focus on getting to know candidates’ experience, skills, attitudes and behaviors. These questions will improve your hiring process because they will help prevent you from overlooking a candidate’s valuable assets. After all, sometimes the most successful fit for your company is someone who needs a little polishing and refining.
Time will tell.
There is always a risk when hiring new employees. With so many unknowns about the candidate’s character, quality of work or knowledge of the industry, often only time will tell if the person was a good hire.
Reduce uncertainty and improve your hiring process by partnering with a recruiter. Since staffing services have a wide network, they can more accurately recommend people for contract work, part-time roles and even full-time positions. By knowing candidates’ previous experience, recruiters can eliminate trial and error during the hiring process.
If you’re not confident these four idioms are enough to improve your hiring process, consider reaching out for help. In fact, you just happen to be in the right place! TriMech Services has a knack for acquiring key talent and hiring the right fit. Click the button below to learn more how we can help your company.