The Hiring Process 101: How Do Recruiting and Hiring Mistakes Happen? 1 of 3

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The Hiring Process 101: How Do Recruiting and Hiring Mistakes Happen?hiring

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.

Part 1 (also read Part 2 and Part 3)

How do recruiting and hiring mistakes happen?

…and ways to avoid them.

Here are four of the most common reasons:

1. LACK OF PLANNING

Simply stated.

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.

Read Part 2

Read Part 3

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