No company wants to have downtime while they wait to fill an important position. Being understaffed stretches the limits of the existing staff, creates confusion, and lowers the overall quality of the work being done by the company.
Taking too long to fill a position taxes your company’s resources and kills morale and productivity. But it’s still vitally important to find the right candidate to fill a vacant position. After all, getting rid of a bad hire because you went for the first qualified candidate is expensive, stressful, and time-consuming. A quick, effective hiring process should be an essential part of every company’s human resources strategy.
Too often, employers try to limit their exposure due to a vacant position by rushing the hiring process and making a big push to interview as many candidates as soon as possible. In the current economic climate, a steady job is a valuable prize, so candidates often apply for any job. This means that companies are inundated with more résumés than they are able to quickly and effectively process, and the company’s human resources department becomes bogged down sifting through applications. Oftentimes, by the time they’ve weeded out the unqualified aspirants, come to an agreement on what they’re looking for in an employee, and narrowed down their choices to those they’d like to interview, the best candidates have already been snapped up or moved on. Inefficient internal processes will rob you of your best options before you’ve even seen them.
The benefits of a quick hiring process should be self-evident. You identify strong candidates earlier, resulting in less downtime, a more qualified employee, and less strain on your resources. The less time spent hiring means less money and time spent on the hiring process.
A quick hiring process works when it is implemented quickly without being rushed, by people who know the labor market, and it should follow a clearly defined hiring procedure tailored to find the right personnel for your company. Working with a staffing expert to speed up your hiring process will save you time and headaches and eliminate mistakes. A well-laid hiring plan should also outline how you to handle the workload during the hiring process. Consider bringing in temporary employees to help lift the workload strain on current employees, allowing them to focus on the hiring at hand.
We can help you devise and execute a quick hiring process, so don’t hesitate to contact us! Our recruiting team will be able to evaluate your hiring needs and devise a recruiting strategy to find you top talent – fast!