When you drive your car to a new location, you use your phone or car navigation system to show you the way. You have a starting, middle and end point. The same route should occur with your selection process.
If you want to hire great employees, start with a professionally written job description which then leads to an accurate job posting that leads to qualified candidates applying which ends up with a hiring process that yields good to great hires.
Your odds are much better for a successful hire when you have more qualified candidates applying. You are going to have some challenges if your job posting does not attract quality candidates. If you use words that are not pertinent to the position in your job posting, you will end up attracting unqualified candidates and that can lead to hiring a poor performer or starting the search over which is costing you more time and money.
For example, if you are looking for a service position that contains any type of sales activity (indirect or direct), that should be written in the job posting. Otherwise, you are going to end up attracting too many candidates that are looking for a service position that contains no sales activities. When your job posting is not attracting the right type of candidates, you will wind up with fewer to zero qualified candidates to consider.
Your hiring team is also going to have challenges hiring the right candidate without a professionally written job description. These two components, the job description and the job posting, are as critical as the rest of your selection process with helping you consistently hire good to great employees. The key word here is consistently. A blind squirrel can get lucky on occasion, but luck is the residue of design.
Our company reviews thousands of candidate results per year for all types of positions and industries. We can tell which companies have a better selection process when we see their assessment results. When a company is assessing too many unqualified candidates, their selection process is showing that it has room for improvement.
Hiring is challenging, but if your entire selection process from A to Z is as good as it can be, you will end up with a solid number of qualified candidates. And a blind squirrel will find a lot of nuts when this occurs. If you want to discuss this further, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.