The economy is booming, and though interest rates are climbing, businesses can continue to expand and grow. And that growth burdens employers to sustain the company's growth.
The job market is becoming hyper-competitive, so creating a detailed hiring process to attract and hire the best talent is crucial in staying ahead of your competitors and ensuring that the prospects you employ fit their job roles and duties.
Creating The Ultimate Hiring Checklist
In light of the surging job market, finding and attracting quality candidates is more competitive than ever. As a hiring manager with a smaller pool of candidates to choose from and business growth expanding, how do you balance employment needs with the smaller employee pool?
You create a better candidate pool by creating a desirable job environment attractive to all prospects, from those currently employed to those seeking a job.
A hiring checklist is a crucial strategy for your business, whether in construction, building new resorts and hotels, retail, traditional and online, marketing, or other industries.
Create A Detailed Job Description: The key to attracting the best talent is to have a job that people want to work. The best way to make a job attractive is to have a great company culture that respects the employees and their values, whether it’s through better compensation packages or better work/life balance opportunities.
However, you create a desirable work environment is up to you, but to attract top talent, you need to advertise what it is that your employment opportunity offers.
The best way to get the word out about your job opportunities is to have a detailed job description that outlines minimum and preferred qualifications, what the job details will require from the employee and the type of benefits and compensation that an employee could expect.
The job description should include a description of the type of activities that the job may consist of on any given day. For example, you may want to detail vacation packages, pay scale options, health benefits, and other compensation that sets you apart from your competitors.
Review The Job Details With Prospects: Once you create a detailed job description and begin to field applicants, reviewing the job details with prospects is a necessary next step. You want potential employees to understand the job expectations and the compensation packages provided to aid job satisfaction once hired.
Often job satisfaction is tied to relationships with management. For example, it’s often been said that people don’t quit jobs but bosses.
So, outlining the job expectations in granular detail, as well as what the employee will benefit from as a result of their employment, will help alleviate any issues that stem from misunderstandings about job duties and expectations.
Conduct A Background Check: Posting job openings are bound to get various applicants with all backgrounds, experience levels, and abilities. Regardless of the type of role that you're hiring for, conducting a reference check is the bare minimum of your role as the hiring manager. In most instances, you’ll want to run a detailed background check on potential candidates to determine their trustworthiness and better understand their employment history.
Most small businesses don’t have the resources to conduct a background check in-house, which is why background check services are affordable so that you can outsource those needs at a reasonable price.
Perform New Hire Paperwork: Once the job has been posted, you’ve reviewed the hiring process and screened applicants. Your next step is to perform new hire paperwork. To stay compliant, your hiring manager and HR must be current on local, state, and federal requirements.
For example, suppose you’re running retail, restaurants, bars, or nightclubs in California. In that case, you need every employee selling and serving alcohol to be RBS compliant with the Alcohol Beverage Control.
Create New Hire Training Programs: Regardless of the experience level of your new hire, they will need a period of adjustment and training to sync with your company culture and expectations. Therefore, creating a new hire training program that streamlines the employee to understand the company culture, systems, and processes established within your company is crucial.
In some industries, these training programs can take months; in others, acquiring the skills and knowledge may be more accessible, with training programs taking a couple of hours at most. By providing a step-by-step training program, you’re better equipping your new hire to perform well, enhancing their job satisfaction as well.