Tips on Improving Your Hiring Process
Why Improving Your Hiring Process Matters Today
If you’ve noticed that filling positions is more difficult now than it has been in recent years, you’re experiencing the same thing as many other organizations. The Labor Department says this is only the second time in the last 20 years that job positions outnumber available applicants. To fill those positions, you may need to make some adjustments to your hiring process.
You don’t want to frustrate job candidates who just want to hear if you are going to hire them or not. The ones you want to bring on board will lose interest in you if you delay updating them on the hiring process. It’s important to move quickly, which means you must have a solid plan in place so all the parts move efficiently and in a timely manner.
What is Your Competition Doing?
Your hiring process gets off to a bad start if you’re not offering potential employees as much as the competition. Salary and benefits are part of this, but so too are perks like remote work opportunities, education opportunities and wellness programs.
Look at organizations in your industry and make sure you’ve got similar or better offerings that will improve your employees’ work/life balance.
Focus on Company Culture
When you advertise open positions, you’re going to have to sell yourself. Put your company culture on display so applicants know exactly what they’re getting into when they apply.
While specifics about the position are important, don’t leave out the vital elements that entice the people who will fit in perfectly with your company culture. One applicant might have all the necessary skills for the job, but they won’t last long if the company culture isn’t the right fit.
By utilizing the predictive index method, you’re taking a scientifically proven approach to a hiring process that provides results. A behavioral assessment is part of the predictive index, and it reveals various cognitive and behavioral patterns that can help you decide which candidates have the same values as you and will fit in nicely with the company culture.
Furthermore, this process will help you discern which employees should be on the same teams and help you reach your goals for a more productive work environment.
At PI Consulting Group, we’re the predictive index experts. We have many years of experience assisting organizations in improving their hiring process and onboarding the best people for their open positions. Contact us today and we’ll talk about our methods.