For any business, recruitment is an exciting landmark that signals positive growth. Not only does an additional set of helping hands exemplify positive expansion and progression, but it also calls for process. The hiring process can be a complex thing to navigate and to quite frankly, if not hammered out or approached in a meticulous manner, can have a negative effect on your business.
There are plenty of possible roadblocks associated with the hiring process that could potentially endanger the success and security of your company, clients, and current employees. Ending up with a new recruit that overstated their experience levels or lied on their resume could cost you more grief than you bargained for.
In this post, we will guide you through all the do’s and don'ts of the hiring process and provide the insight you need to efficiently tackle this next phase of growth.
Do: Perfect your job description
Marketing your business is the first and most important step to creating a candidate pool that attracts the type of talent you're looking for. The job description is just one area where these efforts will really highlight what job you need filled, the type of employee you're looking for, and what your company is about.
As you build your job description, high-level details such as desired prerequisites, job responsibilities, and expectations, and application directions are a must.
It should go without saying that your job description should also be a bit flowery in its appeal but straightforward and direct so potential applicants have a keen understanding about the job, their role, and the business.
Be sure to highlight the visionary plans you have for the business' future, the amazing workplace culture, your competitive pay, employee engagement, benefits packages, and more. These bullet points will give applicants an idea of what they're in for.
Don’t: Rush through the process
Rushing the recruiting process may well lead to hiring staff members who do not fulfill your expectations or fit your workplace culture, as well as failing to attract people who would have been a perfect fit for the role had you taken your time.
Rushing the recruitment process will lead to selecting workers who do not suit the requirements or culture, as well as failing to attract applicants who would have been a perfect fit for the role.
Although you will feel the overwhelming urgency to recruit and grow quickly, patiently sifting through your candidate pool for qualified workers who are willing to commit to your vision and become a part of your business is far more valuable in the long run. Not only can this save you time and money, but it will help you build a team of enthusiastic individuals who are devoted to making your business better and more profitable than ever.
Do: Save time with screenings
It should stand to reason that the recruiting process is one that takes plenty of time and patience. Much of that time is inevitably spent on sifting through candidates, interviewing, and other sorts of pre-screening. Go the extra mile by including background checks into your screening process.
If you’re wondering what do background checks look for, most can reveal information that a candidate likely wouldn’t offer upfront on their resume, cover letter, or interview. From criminal record history to credit reports, you can get a deeper look into a candidate with one of these paid-for screening checks.
Don’t: Hire too many people
Hiring too many employees can quickly become a grave issue— if you're overambitious, you could end up wasting a lot of money on an overstaffed workforce full of talent left sitting around with nothing to do. Once this happens, you’re left with the option to either let go of the excess (and tarnish your reputation), or continue wasting capital on underused staff. Both options are unattractive which is why it's so important to take the necessary steps to avoid this issue.
Create a list of the important positions you need your new hire(s) to perform and the responsibilities they will be responsible for. It is also a smart idea to first appoint leadership positions so that you are surrounded by experienced people who can help you create a successful team and grow it for years to come.
The hiring process should be approached with patience and diligence. Using these tips, you’ll have the tools you need saddle up the team of your dreams.