Downsizing isn’t just laying off employees or buying one of those fancy tiny homes so popular on TV. The truth is, downsizing doesn’t have to be about reducing the workforce or your stuff, but rather, about simplifying your processes. Are you tired of going through the motions of hiring only to have employees not work out? If you’re sick of the constant process of screening, interviewing, hiring and training candidates, only to be faced with employment and performance issues, the answer might be in simplifying the entire experience. Here are a few ways you can simplify your hiring process today.
Recruiting Is Sales
When you are hiring, how do you position your company or the position? Ultimately, your job as a hiring manager is to sell the position so that the right candidate will be interested in working with you. While they also need to impress you, you will need to put in the effort to impress potential employees as well.
Create a Talent Pool
What do you do with all the resumes you’ve received in the past for people who didn’t get hired? Especially those who were close but didn’t quite make the cut. Don’t ditch them! Create a file that can become a talent pool in the future. Keep in touch, because you never know when you next need may arise.
Start With Video Interviews
Interviewing can be time-consuming, so why not speed up the process a bit by using the technology currently available. Consider starting with a video interview to help you prescreen candidates. Phone interviews are OK, but you don’t get to see the interaction or the body language. A video interview can give you that perspective.
Ask Targeted Questions
There are many approaches when it comes to interviewing. Some people really like to ask behavioral questions to understand how a prospective employee will react in specific situations. Others like to ask the “out-of-the-blue” questions to see how a candidate will react. But targeted questions about the specific job or experience will also be necessary to gauge their aptitude.
Partner With a Staffing Agency
Of course, throughout this process, you should consider partnering with a staffing service to help you find the right candidates for your company. They can handle all of these aspects we’ve already described so you can concentrate on running your business rather than focus on hiring. An agency has already developed a talent pool and can prescreen candidates before you ever see them.