How To Make The Right Choice When Hiring Quickly
Jun 14th, 2017 • Company News
When your business is growing at a fast rate, your workforce also needs to be increased accordingly to match the increasing production requirements. Hiring to keep up with the increasing demand for labour becomes extremely difficult due to the time constraint.
Limited time for hiring means that there isn’t enough time to agonise over every hire. But even so, a poor hire can cause serious damage to your business and could curtail the growth momentum. This is why you need to build a robust recruitment pipeline that produces quality hires whenever you need to bring in extra staff.
Here are five tips to help you make quick hires without degrading the quality of employees that you bring on board.
1. Understand your needs. You can’t find something (or someone) if you don’t know what you are looking for. So, before the recruitment process commences, make sure you know exactly what the new role entails and the core competencies required by the person who will take it up. Focus on these metrics when analysing the requirements of any particular role you need to fill:
- Define the mission of the role
- Identify the objectives of the role.
- Define the core skills that will be needed for the job.
Once you have all this information, you will get a clearer picture of the type of candidate to look for – making your search much easier.
2. Advertise widely. The more applicants you have to choose from the higher your chances will be of landing a high-quality worker. Use multiple avenues to advertise vacant positions including social media platforms, online job boards and other relevant publications. Also, encourage your current employees to spread the word and provide them with adequate information to do so effectively.
3. Don’t compromise the culture and values of your company. Hiring a worker who does not fit the culture and values of your company can have more negative effects than leaving the position unfilled. Avoid making bad hires by ensuring the recruitment process reflects your company values. Ensure your interviewing process is able to bring out the values of the candidates so that you can compare and find out whether they are compatible with your company’s culture.
4. Increase the efficiency of your interviews. Interviewing candidates is probably one of the most time-consuming exercises of the recruitment process. Conducting group interviews can help cut the time it takes to interview candidates significantly. As an added benefit, you get to hear multiple perspectives on similar questions and make comparisons on the spot.
5. Do not cut corners. With so much to do and very little time to do it, you could be tempted to cut corners during the employee screening process; don’t do it. Follow all the steps that need to be followed including checking references, conducting background checks, and even conducting additional interviews when the first round doesn’t produce a clear favourite.
Even with limited time, quality should not be compromised for quantity when hiring for a fast growing business. The quality of your hires will determine whether your business continues to grow or ends up in a tailspin. So make every hire count.
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