Tips for Sprucing Up Your Hiring this Spring
March is in full swing and it’s about time for a little spring cleaning, which includes your company’s hiring process. Sprucing up your hiring process will help give your company the edge it needs to not only attract, but retain qualified employees. We’ve compiled a list of helpful tips to kick-start your “cleaning” and get your hiring process up to par.
- Keep it polished
A great place to start is your job descriptions. Are your current job descriptions poised to attract the best candidates? If not, you could be letting a sea of qualified jobseekers slip out of reach. A well-polished description strikes the perfect balance between being alluring enough to catch the eyes and interests of jobseekers, yet descriptive enough to screen out unqualified individuals. It should be concise, easy-to-read, and more than just a mere list of job duties and skill requirements. Crafting a great job description does take time and effort, so click here for a few tips to make it easier.
- Open the drapes
As applicants make their way through your hiring process, be sure to give them a sneak peek into life at your company. What is your company culture like? What can they expect on a typical day? What benefits do you offer? Workplace culture is one of the top five factors jobseekers consider before accepting a job offer – particularly among Millennials who now make up the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. And keep in mind that employees with a good cultural fit tend to be more productive and committed to staying longer at their job.
- Get organized
Spring is a good time to straighten out any hiring needs. Do you need a replacement for a recently vacated position? With summer just around the corner, do you anticipate a need for seasonal workers? Or are expanding business opportunities necessitating a new type of position? Regardless of the reason, getting an assessment of where you stand in terms of hiring can help you prepare both internally and financially for bringing on a new employee.
- Cut the clutter
If you’ve been trying to fill a position for weeks or even months, you’re likely feeling the pinch of Hawaii’s tight labor market. With the average hiring process taking roughly 23 days, it’s imperative that employers move quickly through the hiring process in order to secure top talent. Remove roadblocks and cut the clutter where you can. Think back-to-back interviews, streamline testing, and limiting the number of people involved in the final hiring decision. Shortening the hiring process can mean the difference between filling a position and ending up shorthanded, literally.
Posted on March 22, 2016