We develop hiring processes that are designed to sift through job candidates and hopefully find the person who will be ideal for the position. However, there are many variables and it can be difficult to find the right hire, particularly if you are only using resumes and interviews to make your decision.
By collecting, quantifying and using data on candidates, you can greatly improve your hiring process and end up with candidates who will be a great fit for your organization. This helps increase employee morale over the long term and will also have a positive impact on your retention rates.
If you aren’t already using data in some form to help with your candidate selection, here are a few ideas to get you started.
Utilize Assessments of New Candidates
Assessments offer a great way to easily learn more about a candidate and it is much easier than sitting through a lengthy interview process. These assessments are designed to help you identify key traits in your potential new hires and learn more about how they do their jobs and what kind of personality they have. This is invaluable information, particularly when it comes to hiring people that will be a good fit for your corporate culture.
Assessments can also be used to determine skill levels and help you pick the candidate that is best suited for the position.
Create a Tracking System
For each hire you have, it is necessary to track them through all of their lifecycles within your company. Include data such as the date of their hire, how long they’ve been with the company, the results of their yearly or bi-annual employee reviews and how well they fit into your organization. This will help you identify the key traits you need to find in common with new hires.
Develop Your Ideal Candidate Persona
If you’ve ever heard of companies using buyer personas to better market their products, the same is very true with hiring. Instead of a buyer persona, you’ll be creating an employee persona. Include all of the traits, knowledge, skills and abilities that you would like to have for each position. This will help you narrow down the field when it comes time to hire someone for that position in the future.
By relying on data to help you find the right candidate, chances are your hiring process will be more efficient and you can rest assured that you’ve found the absolute perfect person for the job.
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