Let’s face it: your employees make your business. Without them, you’re left in the cold with no company to manage at all. In today’s exceptionally competitive job market, the push to hire the best candidates is more important than ever. That’s why HR professionals are always watching out for the latest trends and best practices in hiring. Here is an overview of how your employee hiring practices can land you the ideal workers for your next job push.
Avoid Costly Mistakes in Employee Hiring
There are many mistakes that hiring managers make, which can be very costly in the long run. Taking too much of a gamble on a candidate that is very inexperienced is one — such employees might have great potential, but they also might run your department into the ground before they realize that potential. On the other hand, relying too much on experience is a problem, too. If an employee has years of ideal experience, but a personality that simply doesn’t fit your company culture, they could become poison in the workforce. You need to balance experience with personality to be sure that the company and job is a right fit for everyone.
Other mistakes include jumping at the first candidate that comes along, hiring for immediate needs and ignoring future considerations, hiring candidates with a narrow skills set and failure to communicate expectations during the interview process.
Emphasize Company Values
Employees look for different things than they once did. Understand what your ideal candidate will want out of the job and communicate that — in writing. Put it in the job description. Make sure that your candidates know you value a home/work balance. Tell them what kinds of perks come with the job, and why working for you will be ideal. You need to sell yourself to them, just as they need to sell themselves to you.
Be consistent in your dealings. Make sure that whatever you communicate in the job posting is exactly what you put forth during the interview process. Ethics are vital in today’s workplace. Job seekers are desperate to find a company whose culture, ethics, morals and values match their own. The more ethically you behave and the more consistent you are in your message, goal setting and mission statement, the better quality workers you will attract.
Stay Ahead of the Curve
Like it or not, technology is everything in today’s workplace. Make sure that your company is ahead of the curve in every way possible. Your potential hires will recognize if you’ve missed the boat on an important piece of technology. The days of posting a brief description in the newspaper or on a job board and waiting are over. You need to leverage social media, targeted job services and the most advanced HR processes to be sure that your new hires are excited to work for your company.
If you want a business-driven HR strategy that will set you up for success in employee hiring and management, QuadWest can help. Read about our services and give us a call for more information today!