Tips for Improving Your Hiring Process

Tips for Improving Your Hiring Process

Hiring new employees can be both an exciting prospect, but also a bit of a nightmare. It’s hard when you really need to fill some roles, but the talent you’re coming across isn’t quite what you’re looking for. The good news is you can take charge and make some actionable changes to your hiring process to ensure that it’s running more smoothly, that you’re attracting and retaining hire caliber people and that you’re taking your business to the next level. If you’re interested in learning more about my top tips for improving your hiring process, keep reading to learn more.

Focus on What You Have to Offer

What does your company offer that makes it more competitive than the other companies hiring? If you’re looking for high quality employees, then you have to be a high quality employer. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is not offering a competitive enough package. You’ll want to spend a bit of time seeing what other companies are offering as part of their packages in the same industry. You want to be sure that you’re offering a little more. Whether it’s monthly raffles within the company where you can win a pair of tennis shoes or a voucher for a restaurant, or perhaps it’s increased paid time off that’s well above industry standard. Look to see how you can be a high caliber employer so you can attract high caliber employees.

Be Really Clear in Your Job Description
If you’re vague in what you need, then you’ll be vague in what you attract and you’ll likely have a lot of candidates who apply despite not being a great fit for the position. Spend twice as long as you think necessary to write and really hone your job description. Having a clear description will mean that you can attract potential hires who are the perfect fit for your position. This is the one thing you should spend a lot of time on because it will make the rest of the process so much easier.

Consider Working With a Recruiter
I’ve been on both sides of the fence working with a recruiter and I feel like they make a world of difference whether you’re hiring or looking to be hired. They can work with you to filter out candidates who might not be a good fit for your company, by performing their own interviews to save you time and energy. They can also suggest some good candidates that might have applied for other positions but stand out as a great option for your vacancy. Every time I’ve worked with a recruiter I’ve been impressed by how much easier they can make the entire process. This is a wonderful option if you’re feeling a bit time poor and wanting to accelerate the hiring process.

Working on what you can do to improve the hiring process is a smart way to elevate the caliber of options you’re considering. Trying some new things could help ensure that you’re finding the absolute best candidates you can for your workplace. I hope these tips help you feel more confident going into the hiring process.