In our previous blog post, “What Can You Do in the War for Talent,” Judy Fort discussed what the job market currently looks like, and how companies are struggling to find and retain the right talent for their organizations. In this blog, I want to go a little deeper into what it actually means to find the RIGHT talent.
Sure, there are plenty of talented people in the workforce, and all of them are evaluating their different options just as much as you are evaluating them. But the truth of the matter is, too often companies fall into the mindset that it’s better to just hire someone as soon as possible to fill an open requisition as long as they have the basic requirements needed. Filling positions quickly can certainly make the HR team look good, but if that person turns out to be a bad hire, that can become a very costly mistake. According to one staffing agency, “In the long run, it’s more difficult for the manager and team to accommodate a poor performer than it is to invest in recruiting quality candidates for job placement.”
So what steps should companies take to make sure they’re hiring the right person every time?