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Don’t Scare Away Great Hires In Your Industry

June 30, 2014 Leave a comment

When it comes to hiring there are a few different things that every potential employer should think about. The first is of course how to avoid scaring away talent in your industry. It is not all that uncommon for employers to scare away talent with unrealistic expectations, too much of a workload, or large requirements. These factors can make a world of difference when it comes to the hiring process as a whole. There are a few different ways to prevent scaring away top talent and knowing how to keep these candidates coming is the best way to prepare.

  1. Create Realistic Expectations- the first thing any employer needs to do is create realistic expectations. This means set standards and goals that are attainable. Do not require that every candidate have a doctorate in microbiology unless it is crucial to their ability to complete the job. Make sure that the qualifications that you need are essential to the job. Though making outlandish requirements can help weed out excess applications, it can also scare away good potential candidates.
  2. Make Sure You Are Clear- another way to scare off potential candidates is by not stating clearly what the requirements of the job are. One great way to get the proper candidates is to tell these individuals just what will be required of them and what will not. Being very clear about expectations and what is required is the best way to insure that you are getting the right candidates for the job at hand. It is important that you clearly state what is required so that if a candidate does not feel they can complete what is require by the job, they can go without applying.
  3. Give Ample Time For Interviews- the last way you can scare off potential candidates is by not giving them enough time to show you their talent. If a talented individual believes that they will be rail-roaded and not given enough time to show their talent, they are less likely to apply. It is important that you give ample time for interviews, take the time to listen to what a candidate has to say, and that you give them an adequate platform from which to show their talent and abilities.

Keeping these issues in mind when embarking on the hiring process is the best way to insure you only get the applicants you want and that you do not end up losing tons of applicants in the process. Taking the time to understand what a potential employee may see in your hiring process and knowing how to go about hiring is the best way to insure you do not scare off great employees

Great Hires Go The Distance

March 22, 2013 Leave a comment

great hiresHiring the right employees is the first step to building a great company. But finding the right people is only half the battle, you also have to make sure that you can keep them. It doesn’t do your business any good to find and train great new employees, only to have them turn around and leave for something else.  In fact that type of hiring practice can end up sinking a company.

Attracting and keeping great employees is all about innovation. That means learning and adapting to changes and challenges in every aspect of the business, from including the way you hiring and recruit new employees. Hiring the right employees can be a big part of that innovation and making sure that your employees stick around

Hiring the right employees is not just about hiring the employees who have the fanciest credentials and the most degrees. It is also about making sure that those employees fit in well with your company. That means your new recruits must be just as excited about the work your company is doing as you are about hiring them. If they are not excited about the work, chances are they won’t stick around long enough for it to be worth hiring them.

It’s also important to for the company to create an atmosphere of excitement and enthusiasm. If the employees who currently work at your company aren’t excited to come into work or at least act like they are excited to be there, it will be next to impossible to find enthusiastic, committed new hires who want to stick around and grow with your company.

But figuring out which applicants those might be can be just as hard as attracting them. This is why it is so important to stay up to date with the latest hiring techniques and practices in order to stay innovative and have a leg up ahead of the competition. Your competitors also want to hire the best most enthusiastic employees without having to try and poach them from you later. They are sure to be using up to date, state of the art technology and techniques to find and hire new recruits, and you don’t want to be left in the dust just because you are using the same tired old tricks.

Many companies are using some form of applicant tracking system to help them find, recruit and hire the best applicants for the job. This technology is a database filled with names, resumes, and other important information about applicants and potential applicants.   The top of the line ATS makes your hiring process more efficient – it lets your company become a lean, mean hiring machine.   By staying on top of hiring technology you are ensuring that your company will find and retain the best employees, and therefore stay healthy and productive.