Each new hire costs a company an average of $4,100.
So no matter how suitable a candidate seems on paper, they may not work well with your team or fit with your company culture.
Combine this with inefficient hiring practices and you end up wasting tens of thousands of dollars on the wrong candidates.
Thankfully, the company hiring process doesn’t have to be so painful and time-consuming. When you come up with a streamlined process that suits your business, you’ll have a better chance of hiring the right people from day one.
So if you’re ready to finally make your process work with you rather than against you, keep reading. Below are 5 quick ways you can transform your hiring process today!
1. Write an Accurate Job Description
The first step in company hiring is to update (or write) job descriptions that accurately reflect each role.
As a minimum, your job description should include the following:
- Duties of the role
- Responsibilities of the role
- Skills (including soft skills)
- Industry language
To weed out unqualified applicants, use some common industry terminology. The job description is also an excellent place to showcase your company culture using your brand voice.
This can help the applicant determine if they would be a good fit both for the role and within your company.
2. Automate or Outsource Resume Screening
AI resume software works by going through your job description and matching its keywords to the resumes you receive.
But sometimes, AI resume filters can accidentally weed out the right candidates. This often happens if the candidate is qualified but just didn’t include the right keywords on their resume.
In this case, good back office support can help give you the resources you need and take some of the work off your hands.
3. Look to Multiple Sources for Candidates
Most companies put their job description on LinkedIn or on their “careers” page and call it a day.
But hiring the best new employees for your company means casting a wide net.
- Being active on social media
- Industry job boards
- Connections within your industry
- Job fairs
While you might have more resumes to sift through, you’ll have more qualified candidates (and a faster business hiring process).
4. Have Applicants Do an Assessment
Ideally, you’ll ask for a skills assessment during or after the second in-person interview.
Let’s say you’re looking for a copywriter. In this case, you could ask candidates to write a sample description for one of your products.
This process gives you a good idea of what the applicant’s work will look like on the job.
5. Keep Communicating During the Hiring Process
A quick way to improve the hiring process is to keep candidates interested in the job.
Use automated email software to send candidates updates and let them know that you have started the selection process.
This lets them know that you haven’t rejected their application.
Transform Your Hiring Process Today
When you take the time to improve your company’s hiring process, you’ll save time and money in the long run.
And if you find yourself getting overwhelmed, remember to implement these changes one at a time. Follow these tips and you’ll be able to hire employees that are perfect for your business!
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