How long does single hire take at your company? How many man-hours are spent on the process? Sure can be a bit bloated, can’t it? Hiring can be a time-consuming, stressful and yes, costly, burden on any business. And yet it is a necessary one.
Get better talent with a streamlined hiring process.
When your organization lacks efficiency in the hiring process, it can be a big turnoff to top talent. Streamline your hiring process and make better hires by implementing these tips:
Conduct fewer interviews. Interviewing is a big time-waster for many organizations. Adding rounds of interviews inevitably include coordinating more people’s schedules, further bogging down the process. Determine precisely how many interviews you’ll need, and also how many interviewers, before starting your hiring search. That way, you can eliminate unnecessary delays and cost associated with excessive interviews.
Get testing out of the way. Don’t wait until you bring candidates into your office to administer testing. Eliminate unqualified candidates before taking the time and cost of bringing them in by emailing links to skills testing before scheduling an interview.
Advertise less. This may seem counterintuitive, but place a job posting on a popular job board, and you could end up with hundreds of resumes...for a single job posting! Rather than send your job posting out to as many boards as possible to see what sticks, target your postings on a range of national, local and niche job boards. You’re likely to get better-qualified candidates, and you’ll spend less time sifting through piles of unqualified resumes and cover letters.
Partner with a search firm. Search professionals bring experience to the hiring process. They can help you streamline your internal hiring processes, or they can assume part or all of your hiring process, freeing your time to focus on your business and saving you significant cost. Plus, the burden of finding the most qualified candidates will fall on the firm you are working with, leaving you to reap the rewards of hiring better talent.
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At eSearchPro, we’re employment experts. We can help you streamline your hiring process and find the sales pros you need for your business to thrive.