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How Can You Tell if Your Hiring Process is Broken?
There is an overwhelming amount of information available about the best approaches to the hiring process. Like any major change, a plan to update and improve your hiring process will take time to implement. Reviewing your current methods is an important step in this process. It will allow you to see what is working, what isn’t, and what is just going well enough. With limited time and energy, it’s essential that you know where to focus your efforts.
Improving your recruiting and hiring process will lead to better hiring decisions. Reflect on the decisions you’ve already made; does any hire stand out as especially good or bad, or was selection for one position easier than for another? It might seem like sometimes you just get lucky (or not), but there are plenty of actions you can take to improve the next outcome.
Do you have a process beyond advertise, interview, and hire? For example, have you compared the results of employee referrals to job boards? What kind of keywords do you look for on resumes? Do your interview questions seem to get the same responses from all candidates?
It will take some time to conduct a true review of your hiring process, but it is worth it. Simple questions like the ones we just raised can reveal major weaknesses.
It can be difficult to distinguish between the effective and ineffective elements of your process. After all, if you knew the exact problem, you would have solved it. Identify the most dissatisfying experiences can assist you.
Break down your process into steps. List the major, then the minor actions you take for a typical position. The use of multiple measures is key to an effective approach to hiring. How you evaluate selected candidates’ skills and experiences is probably the most important part of the process. If you haven’t already, consider how pre-hire assessment tests would benefit you. If you struggle to evaluate skills and personalities through interviews, these assessments can vastly improve the success of your future hires.
Instead of adding to your process, you might find during your review you take longer than you would like to hire. Possibly too many people are involved in the process, you don’t know the right questions to ask, or you aren’t using validated personality assessments. Improving weak elements rather than pondering over decisions without having the right information can do a great deal to increase hiring effectiveness.
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