It’s hard to believe it, but 2024 is upon us. Right now, you’re reflecting on this past year and planning for new one ahead. One of your main focuses is streamlining your hiring process.
Maybe you feel like it’s taking too long to fill open positions or perhaps too many bad hires have been made this year. No matter what your motivation, you’re ready to make some changes. Here’s four ideas to get you started.
Determine What Isn’t Working
Before you can make meaningful changes, you need to highlight the kinks in your current hiring process. Collect feedback from your hiring managers — and maybe even new employees you’ve hired this year — to find out what hiring issues they’ve dealt with most. This will give you a good starting point, as you’ll know what to focus on first.
Create a Better Pre-Screening Process
If you’re not currently pre-screening candidates — or barely doing so — this is a problem. Activities like phone interviews and sending candidates online questionnaires to complete can help you learn more about them.
You’ll gain information that will either reinforce your desire to invite the person for an interview or allow you to realize they’re not right for the job. Narrowing down candidates in advance means you can spend less time interviewing, without sacrificing the quality of your new hires.
Standardize Your Interviews
For interviews to be truly fair, they need to be the same across the board. This means everyone interviewing for the same job must be asked the same questions, following the same processes.
Of course, this doesn’t mean follow-up questions shouldn’t be asked if a candidate gives a vague or confusing answer, because they should. Digging deeper will — hopefully — allow you to get enough information to make an informed decision.
Get Management on the Same Page
As you know, the importance of hiring candidates who are a fit for your company culture cannot be emphasized enough. Make sure all of your hiring managers are on the same page with the qualities you’re looking for in new employees. This will reduce the number of bad hires made, because there will be no confusion about the type of candidate your company needs.
Streamline Your Hiring Process
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