3 Reasons to Streamline Your Hiring Process
How to Streamline Your Hiring Process
Ensuring the process of finding, vetting and onboarding new talent is speedy and efficient is important to not only the bottom line but also in employee satisfaction. The first impression is key to getting off on the right foot and ultimately helping with employee retention. Below are some tips to help streamline your process:
- Update Job Descriptions – Even though you may not be hiring for all positions all of the time, it’s important to regularly update job descriptions as roles evolve. This ensures that when the need arises to fill a specific role, you don’t have to spend creating a job description but rather just review and refine.
- Necessary People Involved – Depending on the level of the position, the number of people involved in the process may differ. For each role, determining the right people is just as important as determining the number of people. Too many people involved can severely slow down the process. Not only does it complicate scheduling interviews but all complicates the feedback loop and the timing of the decision. Narrowing down the number of people involved helps expedite the time from beginning to hire.
- Utilizing a Search Firm – An executive search firm is skilled at sourcing across all levels and openings. Partners like this help control cost, timeliness, process and allows internal teams to focus on their day-to-day responsibilities.
- Find Top Talent – One definite way to expedite the hiring process is to not have to weed through unqualified applicants by using an executive search firm to source top talent. Using traditional methods will fill the funnel with candidates but search partners will help bring the top talent to the top of the funnel quickly.
Accelerating the hiring process is not only beneficial to the candidates but also to the company. Providing candidates with an experience that allows them to know what’s going on with good communication and little wait time provides an excellent first impression. For any company, it’s imperative to fill positions as quickly as possible with qualified professionals.
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