There's a significant difference between hiring an employee and hiring the right employee. The common denominator is that both cases cost your company money. Sadly, hiring the wrong employee for a specific role hurts your productivity and invalidates your hiring process. Most companies never take the time to reflect on how they get new hires. With the X-FACTOR approach as a benchmark, here are possible reasons your hiring process isn't yielding the quality talent you need.
1. Poor Job Description
A job description might seem a simple thing to put together and post on a job board or company website. Not so fast. There's actually science involved in creating compelling descriptions that portray the kind of person you need to take up a particular role. You want to look at your past failures and successes to envision the ideal candidate. An effective job description coupled with an XFACTOR profile will help you to eliminate the wrong candidates as early as possible.
2. Inadequate Information on Candidates
Just because a person has college certificates and past experience on a particular job doesn't mean they're the right candidates for a position. If that's the only information your hiring process is giving you, then you're doing a disservice to yourself. You need to have an assessment that allows you to gauge the personality, cognitive capability, and integrity of your candidates. The test gives you adequate information to help you draw meaningful conclusions.
3. Lack of Phone Interviews
Well, this is a common deficiency that characterizes many hiring processes. Some employees tend to invite just anyone who meets the requirements for a face-to-face interview. That's wrong, and it's actually eating your time. You need to phone screen your XFactor candidates and then have a structured interview with those who successfully pass the phone screen. You can then proceed to invite the successful candidates for a face to face interview.
As a hiring manager, there is pressure to hire quality talent. Take the time to write quality descriptions and gather enough information on candidates. You can also download our free whitepaper on "Perfecting The Perfect Hire" to learn more on hiring quality talent. Feel free to contact us to learn more about the XFACTOR hiring approach and for our services!