For many managers, hiring acts as an imposition on their already busy workdays. Viewed from this angle, it’s no surprise that hiring managers put off staffing concerns until the situation is dire – even though doing so runs the risk of costing more and producing less effective results.
To improve your hiring results, change your perspective. Get ahead of the game and enlist the expert help you need to simplify the process and find better people:
- Define your needs and goals. It’s hard to get what you need if you don’t clarify your goals. When it’s time to add a new staff member or replace one who is leaving, start by defining the key responsibilities of the role. Talk to current staff and supervisors to pinpoint these duties and the essential skills and abilities needed to carry them out effectively. With this information in hand, connect with your staffing firm for assistance writing a clear, streamlined job description that will attract the candidates you want – and winnow out those you don’t.
- Be proactive. “Surprise” hiring needs, such as when a staff member unexpectedly announces that they are leaving, are inevitable in any industry. But you can cut down on the number of surprises by taking a proactive approach to staffing and recruiting. Work on job descriptions for every department and position, not just those you expect to be open immediately. Think ahead: Where will your organization be in six months? A year? Five years? Who will you need in order to reach those goals, and where can you look in order to find them?
- Work with a recruiter who specializes in your industry. Staffing firms specialize in building connections within the industries they serve, with seeing the “big picture,” and with helping each of their clients build a proactive, defined staffing plan that fits their company culture and pursues their business goals with dogged determination. Partner with a staffing firm for help with everything from screening candidates to creating a long-term strategic staffing plan.
At THE RIGHT STAFF, LLC, our recruiters strive to match our clients with the best talent available. We also help our clients streamline staffing to produce better results in less time. Contact us today to learn more.