Every hiring manager has a mental stack of hiring mistakes. These are people that we brought on board that didn’t fit the culture, didn’t understand the brand, or couldn’t invest in the position. These hiring challenges force us to reevaluate our hiring protocols. Here are a couple thoughts to consider when evaluating your hiring practices:
One of the best ways to screen for qualified candidates is the use applicant management software. These programs offer hiring managers the ability to collect, organize, and filter applicants and applicant credentials. Jobscan found that over 98% of Fortune 500 companies are using some type of applicant tracking system. However, these systems aren’t just for large organizations – even your small business could benefit from their use.
You may want to consider the use of social media for your recruitment needs. Instagram and Facebook are the leading social media platforms. These platforms provide businesses direct connections to their customers and potential employees. LinkedIn has the opportunity to post jobs and provide more access to serious job seekers. Furthermore, LinkedIn reports that 90% of their over 600 million users are open to the right job opportunity.
Managers have a habit of hiring ‘warm bodies’ when pressured during busy times. This is usually a person that we haven’t vetted thoroughly or doesn’t have the experience we would typically look for. This is more of a reflection of our practices and preparation than the candidates. So, here are some considerations to make when hiring – even in an accelerated time frame:
Chameleon Group has successfully implemented some innovative hiring practices and we’d love to share our ideas with you.