Step by Step on Hiring Employees
1. Evaluate what positions you need to fill.
Sonya Schwartz, founder of Her Norm, said this step is important to prevent redundancy of positions in the company. "The best thing you can do is approach the process with the mindset of filling needs, not desks," added Deosingh. "You are looking for the best person to fill a specific need, not just getting someone in and calling it a day."
2. Figure out your recruiting strategy.
You always have options when it comes to recruiting. Dailly suggests first figuring out whether you are going to use a recruiting firm. "If not, state on job recruitment forms 'no agencies, please,' as this will save a ton of incoming sales calls."
It can also be beneficial to have your current employees tap into their networks.
"Ask the help of the current employees to spread the news," Schwartz said. "The more applicants to choose from, the better."
While the hiring process can be a lengthy one, you still want to make sure you find the right candidate for specific job you are hiring for. That doesn't always mean the best candidate overall.
"Recruiters and hiring managers should take their time to find the best candidate for the role and not settle for the best candidate in the applicant pool," said Lori Rassas, HR consultant, executive coach and author of The Perpetual Paycheck. "If you interview 10 candidates and none are a fit to their role, there will likely be pressure to just pick the best candidate. Hiring managers should resist this pressure and go back to the hiring pool to secure other candidates."