The hiring process can often be a long and drawn-out process for any business. It really feels like hit or miss when you’re searching for the right person for the positions you have available. Perhaps the greatest challenge has to do with the subjective nature of the steps involved. Then there is the added problem in that people tend to hire people like themselves. And the problems with hiring do not end there. If you properly train the person or people in charge of hiring for you in how to properly screen potential employees you can avoid many of these common mistakes.
Establishing a Hiring Process
All businesses have a huge responsibility in the hiring process, and when it does not turn out right you have to look at everything. In many companies, it’s the HR staff that conducts initial interviews for all available positions. They are really only competent to interview people for similar jobs. They have no way to measure a candidate’s suitability for a technical position, for instance. That’s why it’s so important that the right people are making the hiring decisions. Anything less than that immediately creates a flaw in the hiring process.
Hiring for a management position is difficult but finding someone for a senior management position is even more complicated. Other articles have dealt with the issues regarding employing the wrong people. On the other hand, the problem becomes even greater when management personnel is involved. A person in such a position will cost you at least two months’ wages to find a replacement for. The level of manager matters but the idea is to ensure your employment criteria for a management position should be extremely stringent. The more time you spend to make sure you hire the right person, the more it will save you in the long run.
High Turnover Rate
A medium to high turnover rate of staff seems to be quite a serious and constant problem for a lot of companies. There are too many points to make about this subject, but you should back up and look differently at your situation if that describes your business. High turnover is indicative of many challenges such as continually hiring the wrong people for the job. Another issues is that you might not have all the critical information regarding what a job entails or how to find the right person to do it. Competent analysis and time is required to find the perfect person for the job. There are so many benefits to hiring the person who’s best suited for the specific job at hand that it’s impossible to put a value on them. These are the people who will continue to be a positive force in your company for years to come. The opposite situation can have a negative impact that can reverberate throughout your business. It is this reason that makes it so important to get your hiring house in order.