How To Avoid Making Bad Hiring Decisions
As a staffing agency, we have heard the horror stories that businesses experience through their hiring process. All the way from legality issues to dishonesty and disloyalty, we have seen it all. There are many ways to go about hiring your staff, and while you may think you’ve tried everything- you might be missing a few key strategies. So, let’s dive into a few ways you can tweak your process in order to avoid making a bad hiring decision.
Stay Consistent in Your Process
However you decide to construct your hiring process, stick with the steps. Create a list of steps in a timeline form starting with the candidate search to the hire date. Clarify what will be covered in each stage of the timeline, this will give you a checklist of tasks to consider and complete as you move through the process. Staying consistent and standardizing the task list will help you avoid grey areas and conflicting timelines.
Stick With What Works
Look around at your existing staff team and think about what has worked in the past. How did you find your team members? Who has stuck around, and why? What precautionary measures did you take before hiring them? What questions did you ask in their interview and what answers moved you to making that hire? Like many things, staffing successfully can be a trial and error- so make a note of what has worked for you in the past and push for that routine in the future.
Keep it Legal
We cannot stress this enough, use background checks. Not only background checks, but drug tests should be a requirement right off the bat as well. Everyone has a story, some have more complicated pasts than others, and we aren’t saying we don’t believe in second chances- but we do believe in hiring the best possible candidate, every time. Using background checks and drug tests can help you screen through the flakey or unmotivated hires.
Don’t Cut Yourself Short on Interviews
Consider using multiple interviewers! A first impression can go a long way, but a first impression on several people is means for a great discussion. It might seem time consuming to schedule several interviews, but imagine the time you save when you realize that the candidate is not fit for the position after getting that second and third opinion.
Use a Staffing Agency!
It is our pleasure to take these stressors off of your back and complete the process for you. We can guarantee to provide you with the top candidates for your choosing, every time! If you are having trouble keeping new hires, or simply don’t have the time to dedicate to choosing the perfect candidate, contact us for more information about how we can be of service to you.