The ultimate goal of recruitment is to fill a role. That much is true. But you also want to find the best people for the job. You should be finding candidates who would fit into your business well and grow with you into the future. Not hiring the first person who shows an interest.
The average cost per hire in the UK is £3,000 and the average time to fill a role is around 27.5 days. If you’re already putting significant time and resources into the process, don’t you want to make sure you’re doing it right?
So what could a thoughtful approach to recruitment do for your business?
Chances are your business will already have a certain dynamic. Staff will be familiar with one another and there might be a comfortable work atmosphere. But if you throw in someone new who contrasts this, everything could shift.
By hiring someone who clashes with your existing staff, the work atmosphere could become toxic and hostile. Your staff don’t have to be the best of friends, but they should all be able to work harmoniously alongside one another. You don’t want to set the atmosphere off-kilter with a bad hire. Your productivity and employee satisfaction could suffer as a result.
This isn’t to say you must always hire the same sorts of people. Different perspectives can enrich the work environment. But take some time to imagine potential recruits in the work setting. Would they fit in well? If not, perhaps they’re not the right person for you.
By hiring the right people, you keep your staff happy and motivated to work. If everyone gets on and the work atmosphere is positive and uplifting, you can expect productivity to thrive. You want to build a staff who inspire, support, and encourage one another.
With some extra thought behind your recruitment process, you can build yourself a workforce that is openly collaborative and inspired to work hard.
69% of candidates want to see employer response time improved. Say you’ve interviewed an amazing candidate who’s a perfect fit for your business. But you’ve waited around and considered your options for a little too long. Now the candidate’s accepted another offer and you miss out on them joining your team.
You can’t half-commit to your recruitment efforts. Otherwise you end up missing out on the good ones.
A telling sign of a struggling business is one that has a high turnover. You don’t want to hire staff that view the position as a means to an end. They should be committed to the business and to the role. If you’re more careful when recruiting, you can better figure out a candidate’s intentions.
Passion shines through during the interview process, so try to pick staff who are genuinely committed and passionate, not just telling you everything you want to hear.
Recruiting new staff shouldn’t be taken lightly. One bad recruitment decision could completely turn your business around. The people you hire help to determine employee satisfaction and business productivity. It’s worth putting in the extra effort to hire the right candidates.
At Premier Recruiting Services, we always put people first. We match up the best of employees and employers, keeping fulfillment rates high and turnover rates low. If you have any questions, get in touch on 01782 213116.
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