Making mistakes when hiring a technical professional for your company needs to be avoided. Wasted resources spent on a failed interview process, wasted salary and benefits, and wasted time all combine to adversely impact your bottom line.
Let’s take a look at six common hiring mistakes so your company can take steps to avoid them in the future.
1. Your Hiring Wish List is too Long (and Unrealistic)
Make sure the job requirements for a new position are clear and realistic. Every local IT market isn’t laden with MIT graduates, but there are talented people out there who can help your company succeed.
2. Lack of a Clearly Defined and Followed Hiring Process
Take the time to define your hiring process and document it. Once that’s done, be sure to follow it closely when it comes time to look for new employees. Trying to hire candidates by the seat of your pants won’t work in the long run.
3. Too Many Individuals Involved in the Hiring/Interviewing Process
Related to that last point, keep the team involved with the hiring process small — maybe an HR representative or two as well as a manager from IT. Any more than that and the entire process runs the risk of becoming bogged down.
4. Lack of a Timely Hiring Decision
The interviews are all complete and it is time to decide on a candidate. So decide! Time wasted at this point in the process isn’t productive at all. Training of the new employee awaits and he or she wants to hit the ground running!
5. Poor Communication with Candidates
Be sure to communicate with all the candidates in a timely manner, especially those who didn’t make the cut. If your company shows a lack of professional respect with this aspect of the process, don’t be surprised if the word gets around your local community.
6. Not Asking for Help from an IT Recruiting Expert
There is no reason not to get help from your local IT recruiting expert. They understand the components of a good hiring process and what makes a good technical employee. As one of the leading technical staffing companies in the New Jersey area, APN Consulting is able to ensure your next hire is a successful one.