Is Your Hiring Process Outdated? Here’s How to Tell
Hiring can be a long, stressful process for any business owner, but if you’re using outdated methods, it can take even more time and result in a few bad hires. In today’s business environment, sticking with a hiring technique simply because it’s “the way it has always been done” is not good enough, at least if you want to bring in top talent. Here are a few outdated processes you should get rid of, and quickly.
- Black Hole Recruiting.For job applicants, it’s a confusing and often annoying. There’s no communication after a candidate submits a resume.
- Outdated Advertisements that Don’t Match Requirements to Job Descriptions. It certainly doesn’t help you as an employer to have an applicant realize that the job they are interviewing for is not what they applied for.
- Long Chains of Interviews. When the interview process drags on and there are multiple interviews involved, applicants can grow frustrated, possibly resulting in good applicants losing interest entirely.
- Having Applicants Take Tests That Don’t Connect to their Duties. Job screening tools like personality tests don’t always obviously connect to the job duties, which can seem like a waste of time.
- Leaving Applicants in the Dark Post-Interview.This is like the black hole recruiting technique. Applicants like to know how the interview went. It’s a better idea to let people know where they stand after an interview – sometimes this can help applicants to feel more comfortable, especially if they’re still being considered.
- Information Imbalances. When employers ask candidates for specific information, like their salary at their last position, but don’t give information, like the salary range candidates might expect, this can seem unfair to the applicant.
At ADAM Personnel, we can help you to toss these outdated processes which will help you attract the most qualified candidates and keep you from hiring bad candidates. Please contact us today to see how we can help.
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