Is there a talent shortage? Sure, it’s never been more challenging to find top-quality talent. There is a lot of competition and many talents now are sought after by companies in multiple industries. But is your struggle to find the best talent a result of market factors or because you are short-sighted when it comes to hiring?

Toronto headhunters explain common hiring mistakes

If you only think short term and are concerned about right now, you are being short-sighted about the long-term effects of your hiring strategy. In this blog, Toronto recruiters explain 4 common ways companies are short-sighted with their hiring process:

1. You Wait Until You Need to Hire

Always be recruiting. Top talent is not always going to be available when you are ready to hire. You cannot make the mistake of waiting until you have a hiring need to ramp up your recruiting process. It’s important to build relationships with talent at all times. Connect with people, collect resumes, and always be looking for great people.

2. You Use the Same Job Description Over and Over

You’re saving time, right? You could be doing yourself more harm than good. Always write a fresh job description for each role. You need to be as specific as possible about the types of candidates you are looking to hire. If you use a generic job description, you may get more applications, but they’ll be less likely to meet your hiring criteria.

3. You Try to Fill the Role as Soon as Possible

Trying to operate shorthanded is not easy. But trying to fill the role as soon as possible could cause you to rush your hiring decision. You could overlook potential red flags. Hiring someone because they meet your minimum standards could be a hiring mistake. Always focus on the quality of hire, even if it takes a little longer to find the right person.

4. You Don’t Have a Repeatable Hiring Process

If you don’t have a repeatable hiring process, you’ll have trouble determining the things you are doing right and where you are going wrong when recruiting. Develop a repeatable hiring process to ensure you compare candidates using the same standards.

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IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Executive Search / Board & C-Suite, Technology, Media, Digital & Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Financial Services & Insurance, Cannabis, Startup, Data Science, Consumer, eCommerce & Retail, Operations & HR, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Engineering, Legal & Professional Services, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Non-Profit & Sustainability, and Sales. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.

Gary Hinde Technology Recruiter

Gary Hinde

Gary is a Partner and Practice Lead of one of Toronto's most respected team of IT recruiters. He has a strong background in building and managing teams, and specializes in contract and permanent placements within the IT space. With over 15 years of IT Sales and Recruitment experience, Gary is committed to customer service and has a genuine love for working with people and solving business problems.

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