Looking to grow your company’s staff? When it comes to hiring top tier talent, you want to be on your toes in order to acquire the employees you’re searching for.
Hiring a solid team of skilled and highly experienced employees is what will set your company above the rest within your industry. If you can create a team that works well together, has great experience, and knows how to integrate into the workplace quickly, you’re on your way to smoother sailing.
If the hiring process is stressing you out and you don’t seem to be having any luck hiring employees that fit the needs of your business, you might want to brush up on some best practices that can help.
Let’s talk about 3 hiring tips, tricks, and best practices you can use to grow your company’s staff and retain long lasting employees who have the experience you’re looking for.
1. Edit and revise your job listing
If you aren’t attracting the right type of talent for your job openings, it may have to do with your job listing.
A lengthy, detailed job description can give job seekers insight into what you’re looking for, but too much information can actually hinder the experience for everyone involved. You could even scare talented job seekers away by writing too much about what you’re looking for in the description.
Cut back on the information you include in your job listing. If job seekers are looking for a job at your company, they’ll put the effort in to do the research necessary. Therefore, you don’t need to list your company’s entire history in the job description.
Similarly, only ask for the essentials in your job listing. You can always go over job the more granular expectations in detail when you call someone in for an interview. Having an in-person conversation about expectations is much easier than listing out a myriad of needs that seemingly goes on forever.
Long story short, don’t intimidate top talent by having an overbearing job listing.
2. Stick to open-ended conversation
While there are going to be close-ended questions you have to ask job candidates, you don’t want this to be the only interaction you have with them during their interview.
Having an open-ended conversation with those that you interview can help them open up about themselves as a professional and help you learn more about their personality, work style, values, and more. You’ll be able to tell if they seem to be a good fit for your company’s team, and you’ll allow them to speak openly about their strengths and weaknesses as an employee.
You can even make a list of open-ended questions you’d like answers to before you start conducting interviews. Referring to this list will help guide an interview, give you expectations of what you’d like to hear from candidates, and give you a better impression of who you’re interviewing.
Having a genuine conversation during interviews can help you make better hiring decisions when the time comes.
3. Phone calls come first
When preparing to choose candidates to come in and interview, it may be in your best interest to screen individuals through a quick phone call.
Time is money, so you don’t want to spend too much time on interviews than necessary. By calling job applicants first, you can get a decent impression on who they are, what their personality is like, and whether or not you’d like to hear more from them in person.
Your phone call can consist of very basic, introductory questions. Things like: Are you willing to relocate and/or travel to work in office? When would you be willing to come in for an interview? What is the earliest you can start if hired? Getting these questions out of the way on the phone will allow you to have more of a personal interview in person should you permit it.
Screening candidates through a phone call first will save you a lot of time and stress in the hiring process and help you focus on only the best applicants.
While there are so many best practices for hiring that you can follow as an employer, starting with just these three can really elevate the process for you and make things run smoother at your company. Try implementing our tips for your hiring experience and see how you can rein in the best employees possible.