Personalize Your Recruiting and Hiring Process

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Personalize Your Recruiting and Hiring Process

No two jobs are created equal, yet we typically have the same hiring process regardless of the job. From an entry-level hourly employee to an upper-level salary position, often our hiring strategies rarely differ. This could be one of the reasons that you have a high turnover due to bad hires that have plagued your company. Going forward, it’s time to personalize your recruiting and hiring process.

Hourly Employees

Hourly employees are the backbone of any company. Whether they are recent college grads or older adults looking for a career change, their needs can differ greatly.

·        Plan the Hire

Planning who and how you want to hire is the baseline of any job opening. For your hourly employee, this process should be similar regardless of the position. Define the position, decide job duties and outline the necessary requirements. This will give you an easy set of standards to use for each job opening you have in the future.

·        Attract Candidates

Attracting candidates for an hourly position can prove more difficult than you think. Often, hourly positions are filled on a first come first serve basis leaving you with a revolving door of applicants. Typically, an hourly employee applies for multiple similar jobs at once and doesn’t wait for multiple offers before accepting. Be sure to list your job opening in multiple locations, including job search engines and social media to cast the widest net possible.

·        Review Candidates

Now that you have received multiple applications, it is time to refer back to your hiring plan. Easily comb through the applicants by using your outline of necessary requirements. Make sure the candidate you select will not only be able to fulfill their job role but will also fit in with their coworkers. This will help make sure you aren’t having to rehire the position in the immediate future.

·        Close the Deal

As mentioned before, hourly employees are often hired on a first come first serve basis and will not be available for long. This proves especially true if they are qualified for the job. Once you have decided that the candidate meets your requirement, be sure to have HR reach out with the job offer. It is important to have all of the details of the open position when calling. Pay, hours and benefits will need to be discussed at this point so it is important to have all the details covered.

Hourly employees are the backbone of any company. Whether they are recent college graduates or older adults looking for a career change, their needs can differ greatly. There is pressure on the employer to act quickly when looking to fill these positions so it is imperative to have a steady hiring plan in place.

Salary Employees

Salaried employees typically have a longer shelf life than hourly employees do. They are a more strategic hire, as they are typically not hired for entry-level positions.

·        Plan the Hire

Similar to an hourly employee, planning is going to be paramount to making the best hire possible. This process is going to be highly job specific though and most likely will not be transferable between positions. Unlike your hourly job opening, you will need to go into great detail when it comes to job duties and requirements. The person seeking this job will have a specific set of skills and will be looking for a particular job.

·        Attract Candidates

This part of the hiring process will take a little more work from you. Unlike your hourly employee, you will need to specifically target this candidate. This candidate is more than likely still employed and may be looking to further their career. You will want to showcase what sets your company apart from others and why they should join your team.

·        Review Candidates

More than likely you will not receive as many applicants for this role as you would an entry-level position. You will need to rigorously review the applicants in order to find the perfect fit for your empty role. These candidates are going to have degrees, years of experience and will expect a fully stocked benefits package.

·        Close the Deal

You have put a lot of effort into selecting the best person for the job so now is your chance to close the deal. You have probably shown all of your cards before you give them their offer. Benefits, salary and office environment have been discussed at length. Now is the time to tie up any loose ends and extend your offer.

Each job is as unique as the people who apply for it. In order to not only streamline your hiring process but also make the best hire the first time, you need to personalize your recruiting and hiring process. If you need help finding the right person for the job, give Skywalk Group a call.