Have you ever had a job posting open for months?
Wondered how you can create the winning strategy to fill that role faster?
In this article, I will share with you the three most important things you need to consider to fill the role faster.
At the end of the day, not only the cost of hiring wrong talent can be detrimental. Also the cost of the recruiting process coupled with the delay in decisions can be significant.
Tip #1: Honest evaluation of the job requirements
Have another look at your job description, especially all the mandatory requirements and ask yourself:
Is it really necessary for the ideal candidate to possess all these requirements? Is there anything in the list that is not important?
See if you can identify any skills that are not necessary for the success of the role and consider eliminating it from the job description.
Tip #2: Gather market intel for the role you’re hiring
Discuss with your HR and recruitment partners to understand the competitive landscape for the position you’re trying to fill.
It is important to be aware of the prevailing market salaries, talent availability, demand for that particular role.
And of course your value proposition. Why would a talent choose your organization over all the other organizations that are looking for the same skillset?
Tip #3: Understand the true cost and delays in hiring
Sometimes the impact is not as direct as the impact on the project timelines.
The impact of delaying your hire could also be in the form of burdening your existing employees. Do take that into consideration in your overall decision making.
Sometimes the winning strategy is to manage your own internal expectations.
If you have spent enough time to find the perfect candidate and still haven’t found one, my recommendation would be to consider giving an opportunity to the silver medalist.
The second best candidate that you interviewed and focus more on training and retention.