The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted many organizations. The good (and bad) news is this: Once the COVID-19 crisis is put to rest, many employers will need to quickly and cost-effectively ramp up their employee count.
9 Tips To Help Hire Someone.
#1: Determine What You Need - Before moving forward with hiring, devise a plan on what you need:
- Number Of People
- Job Description(s)
- Salary/Hourly Rate Range
- What Skills Are Needed
#2: Background Checks - Background screening is going to be crucial as a lot of candidates will blatantly lie about their skills or whom they worked for pre-COVID-19. Moreover, it’s going to be easy for someone to say, “I was downsized, or the company I started could not survive.”
#3: Onboarding Software - Consider having some sort of employee onboarding software to maintain your talent pipeline. Please click here to contact rabco to learn more about our onboarding software solutions.
#4: Challenge All Hiring Managers - Before giving a manager carte blanche to hire someone, have them answer the following questions.
- Is the role critical to your department?
- How does the role affect your P/L?
- Does the role require special skills or expertise?
- Is there anyone in-house who can take on this role?
- Have you created a job description for this position (see below)?
#5: Update All New Hiring Job Descriptions - Have your job descriptions updated and ready to use before gearing up the hiring process.
#6: Look At Your Recruitment Venues - Most companies have relied primarily on online job listings to generate new applicants. To help you jump-start the hiring process, use your LinkedIn contacts to help you connect with potential candidates.
#7: Stay Connected With Past Candidates - Many experts recommend sending an e-mail to past candidates and letting them know, 1. To apply for job openings X, Y, or Z, or 2. They will be paid a referral fee of $X if they connect you with a person you hire (and stays hired past X months).
#8: Hire Past Employees (Retirees) - If you need to fill a role immediately, you should consider past employees or employees who have retired as you never know if they have been downsized from their current job.
#9: Take Action Sooner Versus Later - History has proven that the best people in the labor force won’t last long.
Executive Summary: Don’t risk losing a great candidate to another business, especially to a competitor. Additionally, respond swiftly to all the best candidates as great employees want to go back to work sooner versus later. Remember, applicants can AND will lose interest in a company if they are kept waiting.