When you are a small business looking to grow, having a talented core team of individuals is essential.  Having masters of their craft in each respective role takes stress off the owner’s shoulders while allowing the company to grow.  Today we are going to take a look at some hiring practices, and what you can do to assure you are hiring the best candidates possible in your hiring process.

The first step in any hiring process is properly defining the position you are looking to fill.  The more details you can lay out for candidates and job websites, the higher chance of reaching a quality individual.  Lay out as much of the position as you can within the description. This gives candidates a chance to see as much of the job before applying.  Many job websites charge you by the application so you want to limit the amount of under qualified applicants.

Detail out the specific qualifications that you are looking for.  For entry level positions these may be lower so you can expect more applications.  On more specialized or senior level jobs, odds are the candidates will have much more robust resumes for you to choose from.  

Is there a specific education level you are looking for?  Is there a certification needed to do your required job? Maybe this is an extremely industry specific job?

All these are vital questions you want to be answering.  The more you vet before you start seeing applicants, the less time you’ll have to spend weeding through unqualified candidates.  At Kallen Media we recommend using the website called Indeed or Zip Recruiter. Both of these companies make it simple to setup company profiles and start hiring you candidates the same day.  With these websites you are able to setup daily budgets that will never go over your daily allotted budget.

So you have your ad complete with all your requirements.  What’s next?

Applicants

Applicants around a table

Start calling up your applicants and sifting through to find your company’s next star.  Depending on the job you are hiring for you may go anywhere from a few to a few hundred applicants.  It is best to stay on top of your hiring process and respond to applicants in a timely manner. This will help move your hiring process along quickly, while finding out what candidates are serious about the position.

With the ease of job posting, comes ease of applying to jobs.  This is both nice because you have many applicants, but it can also be stressful sifting through so many applications during the hiring process.  Additionally, finding time to schedule interviews and meetings may end up harder than you thought. With ease of applying to hundreds of jobs, it also leads to frequent missed interviews.  Now more than ever you may schedule in person interviews and arrive to a no call no show.  

Buckle down and start going through your applicants today.  If you need help with your hiring process Kallen Media has a staff of professionals who can help your process run smoothly.  To get in contact with you can send in a message here.