4 Reasons Your Hiring Manager is Your Biggest Asset

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4 Reasons Your Hiring Manager is Your Biggest Asset

Your company is only as good as the team that works within it. With that being said, in order to have the best team, you need an outstanding hiring manager. Your recruiting process depends on many things but having the right person behind the wheel is arguably the most crucial role. Skywalk Group has years of experience, and we are here to tell you the 4 biggest reasons your hiring manager is your best asset.

1.       Unbiased views on potential candidates

Hiring a new team member can be overwhelming but it can be easy to start to “play favorites”. Maybe one applicant has the same alma mater as you or perhaps their kids go to the same school as yours. Although these are nice conversational pieces, they will not help you find the best person for the job. Your hiring manager is an excellent resource because they will use an unbiased approach to finding the perfect fit for your open position based solely on their qualifications and demeanor.

2.       Total understanding of the job role

Although the open position may fall under your department, you may not have time to shuffle through applications and conduct interviews. Who better than you to know what the job demands? Your hiring manager. This person has a thorough understanding of what the job entails and may have even written the job description for the original post. You can rest assured that your hiring manager knows every facet of the open position and can easily weed through the applicants to find the best person for the job.

3.       Undivided attention during the hiring process

Your day-to-day is filled with tasks, meetings and other obligations so it can be hard to devote time to finding a new hire. Your hiring manager, however, can devote their entire day to finding you the candidate you are looking for. This is especially important if you are using a third-party agency to help with your search. Any updates you may have regarding the position can easily be dispersed to the proper people to ensure the perfect hire.

4.       Avoid hiring obstacles

Now that some of the undeniable benefits of having a hiring manager have been discussed, what happens if you don’t have someone on your team looking for candidates? There are quite a few obstacles you can run into if you don’t have the time to actively hire a new team member. First and foremost, it’s going to cost you. Most importantly, it will cost you time. You will have to put off your normal tasks in order to devote time to finding someone to fill the job. It will also cost you money. From missed sales to delayed projects, leaving a position open isn’t good for anyone. Another obstacle you may have to overcome is missing the perfect candidate. With too much on your plate, the person who is seemingly perfect for the job may slip through your fingers.

It is undeniable that your hiring manager is one of your biggest assets. Not only do they take the stress off of your plate, but they work hard to find you the perfect team member. Your recruiting process is unique to your company, but if it doesn’t include a strategic hiring manager, you may be missing out. Skywalk Group has years of experience finding the perfect candidates for a variety of job roles. Reach out today if you need assistance in finding your perfect match.