No one’s ever excited about a job search. Not only is it hard work, the constant cycle of built-up expectations and rejection can be emotionally taxing too. Thankfully, there are ways to make it easier for yourself. Here are 3 rules that will help you make your job search a success. 1. Don’t apply for every role you see When …
at Job Crystal we would gift you with 21 different methods to finding candidates. We want to ensure you try everything when looking for that one.
As Richard Branson says, “When it comes to business success it’s all about people, people, people.” Mistakes that ruin your hiring process are listed below, we hope this helps as lessons and ensure you hire the best each time. As we say, “every pot has its lid, it is just finding the right lid.”
Jobs and Job Titles are linked critically to an immediate view of what the job will entail. Example “Personal Assistant” we immediately think of a person who will assist a manager with answering phones, travel arrangements and administration. Another example is “Manager” immediately think of someone that leads a team of employees. Want to save hours in hiring? Then ensure your Job Title is ideal for the role.
Steve Jobs said, ‘hiring the best is your most important job’ and ask any founder who has been hired badly, how true this is. Just ask Red Adair with his famous words ‘If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur. ‘
To answer this question, we list different methods of hiring staff with averages.
We hear from numerous studies that interviews are not a valid indicator for an ideal match between candidate and job. We agree with many of these sentiments, it should be the interview, with an assessment, background checks and references to help you make that final hiring decision. But in the interview and around the screening process you can find 5 little things that will tell you a lot about a candidate …
The Job Crystal study on ‘time to hire one new employee’, showed on average 33 hours. This was from the start of creating the job description, to advertising, answering applicants, screening, sourcing, interviewing, completing background checks and ending in the offer being negotiated and accepted. 33 hours for one person working a standard month of 173 hours, equates to 20% of their working month.
Hiring is easy:
- Advertise a job
- Screen applications
So easy yet this is one of the most difficult parts of leading a team, department, or company. What happens when you keep hiring and the people you hire keep leaving? We have a few clients (and ourselves at times) when we just cannot find a suitable candidate who we hire and who stays for a number of years! Why is this? Find our top 5 hiring mistakes:
I am copying the title of Jim Calloway’s article on hiring within law firms. It resonated with me as I have heard all week from clients who have been hearing ‘hire slow, fire fast’. This saying has never rested well with me as having recruited over the past 20 years, I would say 80% of the roles I recruited I always needed urgently. Not because of bad planning, but because of opportunities we found. Being in the IT side of many industries, change and hiring are the constant – its just what change and what skills.
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