Hiring new employees is a fairly exhaustive process for many companies. In fact, Officevibe reports, “It takes an average of 27 working days to make a new hire (an all-time high).” Without a streamlined hiring process in place, you’re wasting time and money. What’s worse is that the top candidates are usually off the market within 10 days. Follow these strategies and tips to help your company hire the best candidate quickly.
Hasten the Hiring Process
Start by automating what you can. For instance, you can set up automated emails for applying and pre-screen candidates by having them fill out brief questionnaires. Then your team can spend blocks of time filtering to choose the most qualified candidates.
When it comes to onboarding, you can expedite areas by educating new employees on their duties, workplace policies, etc., via online software. This will quickly get them up to speed and ensure that they’re properly prepared to minimize the learning curve and reduce unnecessary mistakes.
Explain Your Company Culture
Company culture is huge but sometimes overlooked. If an individual doesn’t fit in with your company culture, it’s going to be an uphill battle from the start. It’s wise to be upfront about your culture and give job applicants a taste of what a typical day would be like at your company. Recruiterbox recommends carefully choosing two to five words to describe your culture.
Be Honest and Transparent
You definitely want to make sure that you’re on the same page with new hires from the start. If any of the details are ambiguous or unclear, it may result in premature turnover and you’ll be right back to square one. Be honest and transparent about what the job entails, what it’s like to work for your company, expectations and so on. This way you can be sure that all of the applicants are on board, which will save you a lot of time, and money.
Partner with a Staffing Agency
If you simply don’t have the time and resources to devote to hiring, you may want to consider partnering with a staffing agency. This gives you access to a dedicated team of professionals who understand the ins and outs of hiring. They will be able to swiftly identify and recruit top talent in your industry and will handle the bulk of the legwork for you.
Research proves that the hiring process is sluggishly slow for many companies. By following these tips, you can move things along and accelerate the more laborious elements of hiring.
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