Companies across many industries are at war with each other. They are battling for the talent available in the marketplace. With the hiring freeze in its last days and with the economy opening up more and more every day, many organizations face critical talent shortages. They are competing to fill those roles that remained empty during the pandemic, they are trying to fill new roles that evolved out of the pandemic, and they are trying to replace talent that has been poached or just quit outright. This situation not only places a lot of pressure on companies to ramp up their hiring process, but it’s also putting a lot of stress on the people who show up to work every day.
With more roles being open and staying open for extended periods of time, it is the existing employees who are drowning in workload.
“It puts more pressure on the people who’ve kept their jobs and stayed because they’re shouldering a lot more work while they are trying to backfill those roles. That’s where the trouble is. Imagine having to do [the work of] four or five people; think about what that’s doing to your brain. I don’t think a lot of people who may be in leadership teams really have an understanding of, or empathy for, what it’s like [to have to take on that work load],” says Kristina Monllos on Digiday.com
10 Simple Tips to Hire Faster
Companies need to hire faster to fill existing voids but also to ensure they get the talent before competing companies do. Here are some simple ways to hire faster:
- Have a clear vision of the people you want to hire.
- Review your hiring process for inefficiency and redundancy. Remove unnecessary steps.
- Establish an ongoing talent pipeline. Always be recruiting.
- Have an informative career page.
- Write clear job descriptions that attract the right candidates.
- Use your employees to get referrals.
- Work with an experienced recruiting agency.
- Use employee screening software to narrow your search.
- Have a defined and repeatable job interview process.
- If you find the right candidate, make them an offer right away.
Following these tips will help you refine your hiring process and put you in a better position to find the right candidate faster.
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