In a Glassdoor survey of 1000+ individuals, 58% of job seekers said that clear and regular communication was an important part of their job application experience. Additionally, 53% of job seekers valued clear expectations during the application and, presumably, interview stages. So, what kinds of hiring tips can you learn from job applicants?
To find and hire the best talent, you’ll have to equip your hiring team with clear hiring tips as to what values and processes to follow. Here are our top tips for interviewing and hiring quality employees.
Hiring Tips for a Standardized Hiring Funnel
No matter how much we want to deny it, every human being has internal biases and differences. It’s next to impossible to ensure that different individuals on a hiring team will have identical opinions on a potential hire.
So how will you protect against bias and ensure that your hiring process is consistent and reliable? You have to implement concrete hiring funnel processes and practices.
Identifying Potential Employees
How will you attain hiring leads? Will, your hiring team reach out to qualified individuals individually via LinkedIn or a different job platform? Or will you take resume applications on an online job posting?
It makes a lot of sense to take applications and references in different ways. But once you get a few resumes and names in the funnel, you’ll want to make sure follow-up interviews and feedback are administered as equally as possible.
Streamline Interview Processes and Interviewee Feedback
Identify team members that will be in charge of scheduling first-round interviews. Next, define a program or even a Google Doc sheet in which notes and feedback about potential hires will be entered after each interview stage.
Finally, provide interviewers with lists of appropriate questions to ask for each role you’re hiring in. You may even want to provide them with a list of questions that are clearly marked as NOT acceptable to ask.
This will allow for your hiring team to have clear values in mind when considering candidates. The “do not ask” list will also protect your business against unethical hiring practices. It can also communicate which skills are not important for certain roles.
Benefits of Equipping Your Hiring Team with Payroll Tools
Your hiring team will need guidance on the values and soft skills you are looking for in employees. But they’ll also need concrete programs and skills to more efficiently use their time. This can help quicken interviewee screening and hiring.
In larger businesses, “payroll” could refer to an entire division or team of workers. But what if you’re running a smaller business with an overlap in responsibilities? In this case, it’s more common for paychecks and stubs to be generated by the human resources and recruitment team.
Consider equipping your HR and recruitment team with a paycheck stub maker that can more officially track employee pay and pay schedules.
By having even a small overlap between your payroll and recruitment staff, it will be easier for your hiring team to negotiate salary with potential hires. This can result in less time wasted on individuals with too large of a wanted salary gap. It can also result in quicker lockdowns of talented hires.
Hiring Tips from Job Seekers and Interviewers
At the end of the day, the best hiring tips come from job seekers and interviewers. Keep the hiring process clear and concise for all parties involved. This will maximize your conversion rate on new hires and keep employees longer.
Read more about how to maximize your business processes on our blog today.