Hiring Process Upgrades That You Can Implement Right Now

Hiring Process Upgrades That You Can Implement Now!

An outdated hiring process is likely costing you quality candidates. However, overhauling your whole process isn’t a simple undertaking. It can take months – if not years – to fully upgrade the way you source, hire, and retain great people.

If your process is outdated and you don’t have the time or resources to start from scratch, here are some hiring process upgrades that you can implement right now.

Rewrite Job Descriptions

Incomplete and inaccurate job descriptions lead to incomplete and inaccurate job postings. If you aren’t advertising the actual skills and experience you need for your team, you’ll always attract unqualified candidates.

Starting with your most immediate hiring needs, sit down with those job descriptions and determine what’s missing. Consult with department managers to get their input on the job-specific skills, soft skills, and qualities they are looking for in new team members.

Use Social Media

If your hiring team isn’t using social media to advertise positions, promote your company culture, and connect with potential candidates, add that to their strategy immediately. Social media is free, it is effective, and it is where people hang out in their spare time.

Social platforms can be an effective way to start building a reputation as a good employer and connect with potential candidates.

Implement Skills Testing

Unfortunately, candidates will stretch the truth or even lie about their skills in order to land a job. The best way to ensure that someone can actually do the job they’re interviewing for is a skills-based hiring assessment.

These skills tests don’t have to be elaborate. For example:

  • Administrative candidates could complete specific actions in a test spreadsheet
  • Laborers can be tested on machinery and safety standards
  • Customer service pros can be tested through role plays, etc.

Over time you can create more intricate testing, but it’s easy to implement some form of testing immediately. In fact, Bonney offers skills-based testing at no cost to clients for thousands of roles and industries.

Move Faster

A slow hiring process will always cause you to lose great people to competitors. Gather your hiring teams and make it clear that they need to develop realistic timelines and stick to them.

If more than one person must be present for an interview, make that time non-negotiable so you aren’t dragging candidates back multiple times. Set a realistic timeline for making hiring decisions once interviews have been completed, and assign someone in leadership to follow up to make sure deadlines and timelines are adhered to.

Outsource The Process To An Expert

These are simple things you can do to upgrade your hiring process, but even simple strategies are easier said than done.

If you want to instantly streamline your process, connect with vetted candidates who are well-suited for your organization, and improve retention, it pays to outsource your hiring to an expert.

Looking for a better recruiting process?

If you are ready to make instant improvements to your company’s hiring processes, Bonney can help. For more than 45 years, we’ve been helping clients in New England understand the labor market, keep associates safe on the job, and improve their business through workforce management.

Contact Bonney Staffing today to hear more about the ways we can help companies like yours upgrade to a more accurate and efficient hiring process.

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