PART 1 of a three-part series
At Centennial, Inc., we align ourselves with great partners to round out our expertise. Here, Centennial’s Mike Sipple, Jr. and Jerry Howard have co-authored a three-part series on the ins and outs of hiring, from the planning stage to the start date. Read on as they reveal key insights and learnings — and how to avoid missteps.
How do recruiting and hiring mistakes happen?
…and ways to avoid them.
Here are four of the most common reasons:
1. LACK OF PLANNING
2. LACK OF CLEAR VISION FOR NEW HIRE
Companies often have too many priorities and goals that are not prioritized – instead, focus on ‘fit’
3. MAKING TOO QUICK A DECISION
Resumes can be misleading. A great resume does not always indicate the “Right” candidate, and a poorly written resume just might belong to the best candidate.
How do you know?
Consider the individual candidate’s:
- Culture and chemistry fit
- Energy, passion, attributes and motivations
- Experiences, accomplishments and expertise
- Desire to learn, grow and change
In short, do not base your decisions on the paper. Although resumes can be an important tool for initial review, you should base your decisions on the experience and conversations with the candidate pool.
4. NOT HAVING A SYSTEM IN PLACE – OR NOT FOLLOWING IT
Whether or not the system is working, chances are, it could benefit from an outside expert’s perspective. In today’s talent market, relying solely on internal systems and hiring managers’ perspectives without getting an outside perspective can be costly.
Internal perspectives need to be reviewed and challenged to ensure they align with reality.