The summer is approaching, and you can already see your inbox getting flooded with auto replies. How can you accomplish your hiring goals when everyone’s schedule is so hectic? We call it “Wednesdays for Hire.”
You can get the best talent, build momentum in your organization, and sidestep all the insanity of the autumn hiring season by simply focusing on every Wednesday in the summer. These four tips will accomplish months of work, not impact your vacation time, and get you ahead of your competitors.
Starting with the premise that you have received approval to find talent:
Schedule the time – “Wednesdays For Hire” starts with blocking out a consistent time. The biggest mistake is flexibility because it leaves room to reschedule. Rescheduling leads to more rescheduling and soon you are a month behind. Setting aside 3-4 hours per Wednesday strictly for hiring needs will help you land the best talent.
Analyze the decision-makers – Consider everyone that must speak with the candidate before they are offered a position. Does the manager need to meet this person? How about the team lead? Send calendar invites to all needed parties in advance. It allows you to avoid the back-and-forth with candidates during the interview process.
Qualify the Position – Vendors must adjust to your scheduling needs. The best way to do that is by fully understanding the role and timeline. Preparing an updated job description early in the process will help speed things along so everyone is moving in unison.
Move Quickly – The job market is hot, but do not confuse a quick decision with a hasty decision. What we do from a recruiting standpoint and how you hire impacts a candidate’s perception of your organization. You want to hire the best talent, not settle for someone to just fill a role.
TransTech always presents two excellent candidates to make your life easier. However, it is still paramount to provide feedback and make decisions on candidates within a few days, or you run the risk of losing your top choice.
Check out this article, talented candidates have options and if you do not want to waste your Wednesday, then be ready with an offer.
TransTech understands that the hiring process needs to be precise. There are no shortcuts because the cost of employee turnover impacts the bottom line in money, resources, and reputation.
A steady flow of tasks accomplished will make your life easier today and several months down the line. If you accomplish your hiring goals while everyone is on vacation, you will not have to worry about the autumn rush!
Take our strategy for a test run. The worst it can do is help you organize ideas for 2022. We are always here to answer any questions you may have about “Wednesdays for Hire” or any other hiring needs.
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