Finding the best talent is the cornerstone of any business strategy. Hiring the right employees will help your company thrive and grow. But, the hiring process can be such a frenzy that forgetting some of the details is easy. Creating a hiring checklist can keep you on track and help you from making any mistakes along the way.
Your checklist should have several sections, covering each step in the process–from identifying your talent needs to getting your new hires acclimated to your organization. Below are tips to help you craft a list of must-dos for each section.
Section One: Determine Your Hiring Needs
The first step in the hiring process should be to define which positions you need to fill, what will be required of those positions, and how many new hires you will need to fill them. Also, if you have a deadline, include that as well.
Section Two: Refine Your Job Descriptions
Once you have determined your hiring needs, it is imperative that your job listings illustrate what you are looking for from qualified candidates. According to SHRM this process should include performing a job analysis, establishing the essential functions, and organizing the data concisely.
Section Three: Locate Talent
During this phase, talk to your recruitment team to discuss the methods that have yielded the best results. Also, talk about potential new avenues you can take to find talented candidates.
Section Four: Interviews and Assessment
When drafting a hiring process checklist, talk to recruiters and hiring managers about the qualities they have appreciated or disliked about new hires in the past. Determine the reasons behind why a candidate didn’t work out in the past and adjust your questions accordingly.
Write down critical questions that can help you assess the desired traits. Do not focus solely on job capabilities as a candidate’s personality can be a significant factor as well. Also, consider having a multi-step interview process to refine your talent pool further.
Section Five: Onboarding
The hiring process is not only about getting qualified candidates and bringing them into the fold. You also need to make sure that new employees are onboarded correctly, so they can assimilate into the team more efficiently.
Use the likes and dislikes from the previous step here as well. If there are any specific pain points from the past that management has brought to your attention, address them during onboarding. Some examples could include: new hires were not trained as well as they should be or did not understand what was expected of them.
Need Help Streamlining Your Hiring Process?
Because recruitment is such an integral part of your business, you should trust the professionals to ensure that it all runs smoothly.
At Balance Point, we can help you develop reliable hiring practices so that you will always discover the top talent in your industry.