Let’s face it – there are a lot of job seekers out there, but not all of them are right for the position you are needing to fill. And, you have learned that hiring poorly costs you dearly. Not only is it a waste of time and energy, it is a huge waste of money as well.
While some candidates are clearly not a fit, it seems that sometimes the perfect person walks through the door and falls apart in the position way too soon. How do you hire the best employees? Where do you look to find them? We suggest looking a bit more broadly.
An anonymous quote states: “Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results”, yet hiring managers tend to use the same known sources for finding candidates, and the same interview questions time and again.
If you’d like different results, it may be time to try something new. Here are some suggestions:
Use a Hiring Firm
Employment agencies have a keen eye for top candidates and will search through resumes and applicants for the top skills you are looking for. Because they live and breathe employee placement, they know what to watch for and what to offer you as an employer to fill the job vacancies you face.
Hiring firms manage job posting and pre-screening for you, mixing up where you post jobs, how they are presented, and what questions the candidates are asked. This fresh approach may be exactly what you need to start filtering in higher quality prospects.
Look at Resumes for Transferable Skill
Often employers look only at what the resume says in ink, rather than considering what transferable traits the prospective employee has. For example, someone with entrepreneurial skills may work very well without supervision, be great at sales conversations, and have strong networking connections. This could make them ideal in roles that require self-discipline, customer service, and rapport building.
Think more about what their titles and skills can be used for within the role, rather than simply dismissing them for not meeting a certain trait. Training is always possible, but character traits can’t be taught.
Diversity isn’t just smart for investing, it’s amazing in hiring as well. A diverse staff allows for greater perspectives and opportunities for growth and collaboration. If all your new hires come from the same pool of candidates, you are greatly missing out on quality fish in other ponds.
Consider where you may meet different candidates such as veterans, local schools, job fairs, and recruiting companies with a different or wider prospect pool. By considering diversity, you can open new doors to amazing talent.
Colorado Network Staffing (CNS) can help in your search for brilliant employees and top talent. A leader in staffing, staff augmentation, and contract management, CNS acts as sole human resource provider for our clients with temporary, temp-to-hire, and permanent placement employees. Don’t waste time, energy, or money on a bad hire. Try something new and contact CNS today at 303-430-1441.