When people are your biggest asset, it's so disappointing when you get them wrong.
It drains resources, is time consuming and stressful.
The cost of hiring the wrong person is generally calculated to be 30% of first year salary plus the more intangible costs of reduced productivity, team morale, training, rehiring etc. What a waste.
A recent survey of HR and talent acquisition professionals by Thomas International found that:
Over half of new recruits haven’t worked out in some way in the last 2 years.
Does that shock you? Or are you nodding and thinking to yourself, ‘yes, that’s me too’?
If only you had a recruitment process you could trust, that would ensure you hired the right people. Every time.
Reviewing your recruitment process and looking at it from above rather than from within is a great start and will help you avoid making these heart sinking mistakes.
You’ll find quick wins along with more long term strategies that will be a game changer for you and lead to:
confidence boost in your process
reduced cost per hire
acquiring the best talent
positive candidate experience and feedback
enhanced employer brand
increased diversity of your team
My mission is to help people like you to review your recruitment process in easy, bite sized chunks. That way you’ll be able to complete a full audit and redesign in the time you have available.
Over the next few months, I’ll be covering a number of topics that will start you off in the right direction, making it simple to introduce steady improvements to the way you bring people into your business.
These will include:
How to overcome the current post lockdown recruitment challenges.
How to avoid the top 5 most common hiring mistakes.
Why the workforce of tomorrow will insist on you becoming an inclusive employer.
How to design a successful, multi staged process that is robust, consistent and reliable.
You may have a very established, structured recruitment processes and be looking to refine it so that it works even better for you.
Or, you may prefer to start with a blank piece of paper.
Wherever you are with developing your process, there are many challenges in attracting and acquiring the best talent in a competitive market. Becoming an employer of choice together with having a robust, engaging recruitment process will transform your hiring ability.
So look out for my next articles that will help you to refine and improve your recruitment activities step by step, giving you renewed trust in your process. You can sign up to my Bite sized Recruitment Process Audit series here.
But this takes time…
If you’d like to fast track the audit and do it now, get in touch for expert support. Designing really good recruitment processes is what I do, so let me help you.
‘Having the right team established will be key to achieving our significant growth plans, so I felt it was important to see how we could improve our current recruitment process. Ali was happy to challenge us and encourage us to think in a different way’ Russ McKenzie, nTrust Systems.
I’d love to hear from you.
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