To train or to hire? The health of your business relies on one thing, your employees. When you hire the right people, your business will flourish and grow into a bigger and better business, but what happens when you make the wrong hire? Yes, turnover, but what’s the real risk? You can find a plethora of articles on interview questions to ask, likewise, jobseekers can easily anticipate the questions you might ask as well. If you use the same “tride and true” interview questions that you find online, jobseekers will have perfectly tailored their answers to make them look the best. Making sure that you think outside the box to allows the best candidate to shine through during the interview process. The contender with the “best” answers will not necessarily lead you to the best new hire. So the saying goes, hire slow fire fast. Our best advice? Make the interview process thorough, capable of assessing on the job and think on your feet capabilities, and assemble multiple perspectives from your team to participate.
In 2020 HireLevel has…
Employed 8,803 candidates
Called 269,616 candidates
Reviewed over 40,000 applications
That’s about 150 resumes reviewed, over 1000 calls placed, 75 interviews completed, and 35 new people starting work every single day.
Missing skills will be the number 1 reason people add new professional team members in 2021. In an effort to appear confident with a can-do attitude, anyone can say they “can do” something. You need the facts and a real picture of the training that would be needed to get your new hire up and running. Skills testing is an important part of the interview process and should be utilized more often than it is. Crucial soft skills to assess are adaptability, ability to learn, personal management, and initiative – you can evaluate these with a strengths and weaknesses analysis.
Does this sound like a lot? Tedious and time-consuming, perhaps? One of the biggest challenges that managers face is deciding when to develop and train an employee or when to hire a new one. Hiring, assessing, training, turnover …. all of these can become costly.
If you are considering adding to your team in 2021, you can make recruitment a controllable cost and with a tailored pre-employment evaluation that captures the attention to detail needed to make the right hire the first time around. Whether you have outsourced recruitment before or not, knowing your options when it comes to tailored, data-driven recruitment is important for making recruitment and HR a bottom-line driver (not drainer).