Are you making these 7 common hiring mistakes?
Want to find new hires who will perform and stay? Then don't follow these common practices.
In my 16 years in recruitment, I've seen the all-too-common mistakes many hiring managers make when they recruit for new hires. It’s understandable – time is limited and we all naturally fall back on the practices that seem most expedient and commonly used. But unfortunately, these don’t often achieve what you really want: a new hire that goes on to become a star performer in your business.
I’m the first to admit that recruiting today is a complicated affair. For one, it requires specialised knowledge on the part of the person recruiting. How can a non-technical person find, interview and assess someone for a specialised role in data analytics or web development? It’s a hard ask for any hiring manager, and it’s why specialised recruiters like us are often asked to help source the candidates that generalist methods just can’t reach.
Then there’s the added complexity of a channel sourcing strategy, the rise of social media and the role of psychometric testing.
Regardless of whether you use a recruiter or are hiring yourself, here is my list of the top mistakes to avoid if you want to find and sign the right candidates for your organisation.