4 Ways to Improve Your Hiring Process in 2016

4 Ways to Improve Your Hiring Process in 2016

Thanks to Hawaii’s low unemployment rate, employers throughout the state are finding it difficult to recruit good talent. Still, there are ways your company can combat this war on talent and come out on top. As we finish out the first month of 2016, take some time to review your hiring process to ensure that it’s working for, not against, your business. As you do this, consider these four questions and make improvements as necessary.

  1. When was the last time you went through your application process?
    One of the easiest ways to send a candidate running is a long, confusing, or mysterious application process. To understand what jobseekers are going through, go apply for a position at your company and take note of how it went. Or talk to a recent candidate and ask them for their feedback. Take this into consideration and make changes where fit.
  1. Are your position descriptions and requirements clearly defined?
    This year, focus on shortening your job postings and tightening up the internal job description. Clearly defining the job and position requirements will make the interview process easier and more effective. You’ll know exactly who you need and be able to confidently determine whether or not a candidate fits that description.
  1. Do you structure your interviews?
    In order to effectively assess each candidate, make sure the same questions are being asked in every interview. Eliminate questions that don’t give you useful information or that produce answers that are impossible to evaluate. Focus on getting to know the candidate and their professional skills, experience, and behavior.
  1. How’s your follow up?
    Thanks to the demand for qualified candidates, employers must learn to make decisions and follow-up with applicants in a timely manner. Otherwise, while you’re thinking things over, chances are that candidate is moving on to other opportunities.

Taking the time to review your hiring process on a regular basis will help your company stay on top in the hunt for qualified candidates and help your business succeed in 2016.

Posted on January 4, 2016

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