The hiring process is always complicated and stressful. For any open position, you want to find the right person with the right skills who will also seamlessly fit into your business. While that can be a tall order, there is a way to implement an effective hiring strategy that works for you and your business.
Define the Position
Workable explains that creating a well-written and detailed job description should always be the first part of your hiring strategy. You will want to make sure that you define the open position so that you bring in the right candidates. You should be as specific as you can when writing your position opening. Think about the skills the candidates will need, the duties the job will entail, and any personality traits that you want to see in the candidate. The more you define the position, the more ideal candidates you will get.
Establish a Time-frame
The next thing you should do is establish a time frame for hiring. You should have a date in mind for when you’d like the position to be filled and work backward from there. You’ll want to factor in the time it takes to go through resumes, set up interviews, and go through on-boarding. The Hire Talent cautions that you need to use testing and assessment at the right time and in the right way. If you misuse testing or send the wrong tests at the wrong time in the application process, you won’t have as much success. For example, skill tests can be good to evaluate the immediate abilities of a candidate, and so can be used after they apply. Personality or behavioral assessments are better kept for after a phone interview or the first in person interview. These with the rest of your timeline can help you find the right candidates in the time you would like.
Search Outside and Inside
Your hiring strategy should also be all-inclusive. It’s imperative that you cast a wide net. Post your job listing on the major job sites or hire a job recruiter to help you find the right person. But you shouldn’t forget that you may have already found the person you’re looking for. Searching internally by taking a look at the employees you already have can be a fruitful endeavor.
Last, and maybe most importantly, that your hiring strategy needs to be all about clear communication. The Boss Group suggests that you will want to clearly communicate what the job entails to potential hires, you will want to communicate any important dates to your staff, and will want to be clear in your interview process. The more that everyone in your business understands the process, the easier things will go.
With an efficient hiring strategy, you’ll be able to find the right person for the job in no time at all.
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