Don’t let a slow hiring process weigh down your business. There are things you can do to make sure you hire right and hire fast. If your hiring process seems to be taking weeks or even months to get to the right candidate, this post is for you. We’ll go over the best ways to speed it up without sacrificing quality hires.  

First, Make Hiring Your Number One Priority 

Too many companies undertake the task of hiring as a crisis management activity. Instead, you should make hiring a top business priority. Your efforts from posting the job to reading resumes and interviewing candidates should be respected, valued, and strategically undertaken just like any other business priority. Rather than bringing on workers as needed, often under the pressure of project work and the ebb and flow of a qualified talent pool, you should invest in proactive recruitment. Do your research and learn what it takes to hire the best and why they choose to work for companies like yours. If you make your staff a priority, they will make the opportunity to work for you one of theirs.  

Understand What You Risk With A Bad Hire 

Many companies still make the mistake of hiring too quickly because they need staff to handle the workload. This comes as a result of not acknowledging the true price of a bad hire, and also not thinking far enough ahead when it comes to balancing workload and staff. Too often, hiring managers feel pressured because the company is losing out on money by not hiring someone quickly. But the cost of a bad hire can make a significant impact on the long-term health of a business. Bad hires result in high turnover, low employee morale, increased training costs, poor project performance, and a prolonged hiring process.  With that in mind, consider waiting until a better candidate comes along before pulling the trigger and making a choice you regret further down the road.  

Find the Right Staffing Partner 

Not every hiring manager is trained to make good hiring decisions. Most find themselves in a position to hire because they have shown good leadership and project management skills. But rarely do project management and hiring skills overlap. A truly good leader knows when to ask for help. In such cases, a staffing agency or recruiter can be the answer a company is looking for. Rather than avoiding such assistance out of fear of not doing their job correctly, hiring managers should be encouraged to get the support they need in identifying top candidates and attracting industry-leading talent to the team. 

For more tips on how to build your dream team fast, connect with the staffing industry experts at Williams Industrial today.  

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