As the economy recovers gradually, businesses of all sizes are beginning to hire again. As you adapt your hiring strategy to the “next normal,” make sure to avoid these three mistakes that organizations tend to make during the hiring process.
Ineffective Job Ads
A bad job ad means you’ll get off on the wrong foot in your relationship with potential employees. Ads that are unclear or difficult to understand reflect poorly on your organization and may even scare away good prospects.
Indeed, one of the leading employment websites worldwide offers some useful guidelines to create effective job ads:
- Use strong, clear job titles and job descriptions
- Be transparent and honest
- Write your job ads with a positive candidate experience as a top priority
Not Being Prepared for the Interview
No, we’re not talking about the candidate. We’re talking about you, the employer or recruiter.
Chances are that you expect candidates to be prepared to the best of their ability when they sit down for a job interview. Well, the road goes both ways.
Here’s a checklist of things you should do before interviewing a candidate:
- Read the candidate’s resume
- Have a general plan for the interview
- Come up with questions ahead of time
- Make sure to know the perks and benefits that come with the position
- Make sure you are able to explain in detail the duties and responsibilities of the position
Not Screening Potential Candidates
The pandemic has created some unique hiring challenges. For example, your organization may be in a hurry to fill a position. Or maybe you need to hire for many roles but you find yourself short on manpower.
Under these circumstances, you may feel tempted to bypass or simplify excessively the background screening process. This is a mistake that may solve a short-term need but leaves your organization vulnerable to a multitude of risks, for example:
- Employee theft
- Negligent hiring
- Workplace violence
- Reputation damage
This list of potential negative scenarios is not to be taken lightly. The time you save by neglecting the background screening process is certainly not worth the risks you may face should you hire the wrong candidate. If you are facing extraordinary circumstances, contact a capable background screening company like Plexus Global to find personalized solutions that meet your needs.
More Tips and Ideas
This is a selection of previous posts you can read for more ideas about recruiting, background checks, and background screening.
- What is candidate ghosting?
- What are sanctions checks?
- 3 Common myths about background screening, debunked
- A basic background screening glossary
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