Most company HR departments are overworked at best, and will spend the majority of their time trying to balance their workload between hiring new people and taking care of current employees. Add into the mix that most HR workers have only the basics in training when it comes to making new hires and you have a situation where some outside help can definitely come in handy.
If you do have an internal hiring team in place, but you haven’t been happy with your newest hires or your organization is having some issues, it may be time to see if your team could use a little help.
What to Look For in Hiring Quality
The first and most obvious red flag you’ll notice is that the quality of your new hires has gone down. Whether it’s candidates that simply aren’t right for the job, high turnover rates or simply a lack of new hires, don’t wait to make some changes. When it comes to making new hires, there is a lot of work that goes into finding quality candidates. From creating ideal candidate personas, to posting and promoting jobs and interviewing candidates, your hiring team has a lot on their plate. If they aren’t asking the right questions or taking the right steps, you’re bound to have some issues.
Falling Between the Cracks
Some warning signs you’ll notice is that important parts of the interview process are being left out. For example, your hiring team may not be asking the right questions. They may not be documenting their impressions of candidates during the interview process. In addition, they may simply not have the skills necessary to weed out the best candidates.
It’s not necessarily the fault of the hiring department either. They have the basic training and skills to hire new employees, but when it gets into the more serious areas like creating personas and knowing how to spot the best candidate, they may simply not have the advanced knowledge base that’s needed.
What to Do
If you have seen these warning signs, all is not lost and you don’t need to worry about running out and replacing your entire hiring team. Education is helpful and if there are advanced training classes they can take, you may want to consider paying for that continuing education.
Another step that you can take is to work with a energy staffing firm that can help you find the right candidates for each position. This will give your HR team the time to focus on their other tasks and they can be learning more about the hiring process at the same time.
Finding high quality new candidates doesn’t have to be a shot in the dark. If your hiring department is overwhelmed, the time to take action is now!
Want more help in learning about how to improve your internal hiring practices? The experts at FootBridge are here to help! Contact us today to learn how we can partner with you in your recruiting and hiring needs.
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