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In With The New Hiring in 2015

When it comes to filling open job positions, there are two ways to go about the process — the old way and the new way. While the old way worked well many years ago, the new way brings forth many benefits that the old way simply cannot yield.

The old way of hiring people was more like announcing a job opening and hoping that the right person saw the ad and applied. The new way is more about recruiting and tracking applicants, to ensure that the right person gets chosen for the job. And the new way goes beyond typical hiring strategies to find job candidates in unfamiliar places. The best of the best candidates tend to be hiding under a rock, and it’s a hiring managers job to find them and recruit them.

It’s imperative that you understand that not everyone in today’s age and time has a college degree, and there are many talents that simply cannot be substituted by a degree. Because of this, unless the line of work explicitly requires a degree, you should always be open to the idea of hiring people who didn’t follow a traditional life plan — graduate high school, go to college, graduate, get married, have children, etc.

It’s also important to keep in mind that as your company grows, whether you realize it or not, the hiring process will likely become more mundane, and less exciting. You must stir excitement back into it. After all, with each new employee that you hire, this presents an opportunity of growth for your company.

Did you know that one day it is expected that much more than a person’s resume will be looked at when it comes to hiring a person? That’s right! Employers will likely have the option to sift through a person’s resume, social media profiles, portfolios and much more to determine which person is the best suit for a particular position.

All of this boils down to having an applicant tracking system in place that meets the needs of your particular company. For instance, let’s say you have a position that you want to fill with three potential candidates on a probationary basis. At the end of the probationary period, you will make a final hiring decision. Your applicant tracking system would need to pinpoint the top three candidates, not just one.

With an applicant tracking system, you can easily evaluate candidates against one another. And ultimately, you can rest assured that you are hiring people who will bring growth to your company.

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