Hiring Process, Managing New Hires, Systems

Managing the Hiring Process in Your Business

Having the right people filling the right roles can make or break your business. The importance of making sure you hire the right people cannot be understated. In some businesses hiring is a constant challenge. Without a well thought out hiring process in place you may be hiring the wrong people for the wrong roles. Creating a system for hiring and training can turn this headache into a dream come true.

Identify Your Perfect Hire

If you have been hiring employees without setting a proven process in place for screening, interviewing, and hiring, you are setting yourself up for failure. In order to put the right people in the right positions you need to ensure that you are hiring with purpose, not just out of desperation. A bad hire can have lasting impact on your business, so you want to make sure that you take all hiring decisions seriously.  Begin by identifying what you’re looking for in your next employee. What qualifications and experience do they need to have? Consider your company culture. What characteristics should a person have to fit in and contribute best in your company? Identifying these qualities can help you in the screening process.

Once you know what you want, establish an interview process. How many interviews are appropriate for this position? Are there assessments you want them to take to know if their skills match position you are hiring for? Current trends are for companies to do multiple interviews with different people within a company. This approach allows multiple people to engage in screening the candidate. The screening process happens not only before the initial interview takes place, but also throughout the multiple interview process.  

Create a Hiring Process

Next, identify all of the steps that go into your hiring process. From creating the help wanted ad to training a new employee, make a list of all the things that need to happen in that process. Things to include are a screening system to make sure that you are only dealing with qualified applicants, standardized interview questions, paperwork to fill out, employee contracts, employee orientation, and onboarding procedures. Having a system to manage the hiring process can make it go more smoothly.

Streamlining this hiring process can save you time, money and stress, especially if you have any high turnover positions in your office. The cost of finding, hiring and training a new employee can equate to thousands of dollars. If you don’t successfully hire and end up starting over to fill the position, that cost can double or even triple. It’s true when they say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Create Standardized Employee Training

Next, make sure you have a system for training your new employee. This will not only help you as you train, but during the hiring process. If you have a clear cut training process, and know what will be expected of each new hire you can target the interview questions to make sure your interviewee is a good fit. The more clear you are about job expectations and requirements, the more effective your hiring will be.

When you go to hire, having a system to train someone including best practices, standards, daily, weekly and monthly tasks, etc. will help that employee know what they need to do in order to succeed. It will also take pressure off your hiring and training managers, as they won’t have to reinvent the wheel every time you hire a new employee. Clear communication sets the stage for success in your business. When your employees know how to win, your company wins.

Improve Your Hiring Process

If you have struggled with your hiring processes in the past there is no time like the present to revamp them for success moving forward. Especially for high turnover companies, having these processes in place can be a serious matter. A clear process will save time, reduce headache and allow a company to quickly adapt after an employee leaves.

Our team is experienced in revamping processes and improving efficiency in your business. See how Business Made Simple can help your business improve the hiring and training process. Call us at 801-472-6947 or email us for a free consultation today!


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