The Best Hiring Practices
As the old saying goes, “hire slow, fire fast.” However, when you look at your business, are you hiring the right people, in the right places for the outcomes you desire in your business? As a business owner who has gone through an extremely large season of growth in 2021, the hiring process has been one that has been at the forefront of my mind. I have met some incredible people, streamlined the processes for hiring, and now have an amazing team of virtual rockstars that keep everything together.
This did not come overnight. It came with dedication, persistence, and commitment to the goal of creating a great team for the agency. And the best part is, you can do it too. To all of the CEOs, Hiring Managers, and decision-makers in organizations, you can create the team that you desire as long as you develop what works best for your business. Check out my best practices for hiring a great team.
Create realistic job requirements.
This applies to both virtual and face-to-face industries: write it out and make it plain! Potential candidates need to know exactly what they are about to apply for, so be sure to specify the job requirements on your website. Write out the expectations, requirements, and other duties that you are looking to fill with this role. Don’t be afraid to let potential candidates know what is required of them, because it will show up in the work they produce as well as the goals that your business achieves.
Create a standard hiring process.
Establishing and maintaining a standard hiring process is the key to streamlining candidate information while keeping things as fair as possible. This can include creating a hiring email address that all applications are sent to, setting interviews for specific days of the week, and using email templates to inform candidates of their next steps in the hiring process. Believe me when I say this, standardizing your hiring process will reduce stress for you and allow you to achieve hiring goals more efficiently.
Tailor the hiring process to fit the size and structure of your business.
Whether you are a small business owner or a franchise operator, you need to make sure that your hiring process fits the structure of your business. If you can delegate the hiring process to a human resources manager or operations specialist, do that. If you are on a smaller scale and need to have a more direct hand in hiring, do that. Whatever the current structure of your business is, make sure that you and your team understand how the hiring process will work for the business. This will ensure that the business’ mission and goals are at the forefront of hiring decisions.
Remember that it takes time to build a great team. More importantly, remember that as long as you have the right people in the right seats, there is no limit to the destinations that your business will go to.
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