Hiring is a complex and complicated process. It involves much time and thought to achieve the best results; this is especially true in recruiting top engineering talent. So, how does a business ensure they have a successful hiring process in place?
Tips to Streamline Your Hiring Process
When looking for efficiency in your hiring process, it’s best to streamline your process and remove any unnecessary obstacles to achieving positive results.
Know What You Want
Before even posting a new opening, you must know what you want. Are you filling a new role or back-filling an existing position? If you are staffing a newly created role, who would be your “dream” candidate? What skills, educational background, certifications and experience would you like them to have? If you are back-filling an existing role due to vacancy, think about the former occupant of the position. What expertise and qualities did this engineer have that made them succeed in this role? Did the previous engineer have any skills-gaps that caused them to be less effective? Also, why did the engineer leave the role? Were the demands and responsibilities of the job beyond their level? If so, you may want to consider a more experienced engineer to replace them.
Work with a Professional Recruiter to Find Diverse, Non-Visible Talent
When you have an idea of the “perfect” candidate, it is time to consult a professional recruiter. Recruiters have vast connections and industry relationships which provide them with a wealth of diverse candidates. Recruiting professionals are often the most successful at reaching talent that may not be actively looking for another job but are open to new opportunities; a group of professionals that would likely be otherwise missed in your search.
Reduce the Number of People a Candidate Needs to Meet
Once a recruiter has identified several candidates, make sure your first contact with these candidates is positive. First impressions are lasting impressions. Also, try reducing the number of people a candidate needs to speak with during the interview process. Too many people on the interview roster can not only be overwhelming for the candidate, but it can also create scheduling difficulties. These difficulties can cost time which will delay an offer and could lead to your preferred candidate getting away.
Have a Long-Term Recruitment Strategy in Place
To ensure a streamlined hiring process, its best to have a proven, long-term strategy in place for recruitment. This prevents a “reinventing of the wheel” every time new talent is needed. To achieve a long-term strategy, a relationship with a professional recruiter can make all the difference, even when you aren’t necessarily looking for a specific new hire. A professional recruiter can keep an eye out for promising engineering talent in your practice area. By utilizing this recruiting approach, diverse, top talent will always be a phone call away.
Hiring will always be challenging, though streamlining your hiring process can be a step in the right direction. When the time comes to either fill new roles or refill existing positions, its best to reach out to an industry expert, a professional recruiter. At PEAK Technical Staffing, we are providers of top engineering talent that deliver results. Let us put our experience, connections and industry relationships to work for you today!
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