Wondering why you’re finding it hard to keep your new hires at your engineering firm? Your hiring process plays a critical role in finding the right people. If you’re seeing some of these common issues, it’s time to take action.
Your Turnover Rates are Startling
Are you facing turnover rates that literally shock you? If you can’t keep new hires on, and your talented long-timers are heading out, it’s time to take another look at what you’re doing. Hiring the right people for the right jobs is key – and making sure to hire based on culture fit cannot be overlooked. It might take a little longer to find the right candidates who fit in your culture, but it’s time well spent. You’ll end up with happier employees who stay longer – and don’t drive your other talent away.
Projects Aren’t Getting Done
If you’re noticing that your new hires aren’t keeping up and projects aren’t getting done, you might be looking for the wrong skill sets. Yes, specific skills are important to have for each position, but what about ancillary skills such as being able to stay on task, self-motivate and work each job to completion? You’ll need to look for candidates who have these other skills before you hire to the position. Remember, you can always train someone to learn a new skill, but personality traits are ingrained. If the candidate is not a natural self-starter, chances are you won’t be able to force them to be.
Your Plan is Stuck in the Past
When was the last time you updated your hiring plan? If it’s more than five years ago, it’s time to take another look at revamping it. So much has changed in our world over the past decade – from the steps needed to find the right candidates, to managing employees. If you’re stuck in the past, you’ll never make it in the future.
You Don’t Know Who Your Ideal Hire Is
Do you have a candidate persona for your available positions? A company wouldn’t try to sell products to consumers without knowing their target market, so why should you try to find candidates without knowing who you’re looking for?
Create hiring personas that illustrate the perfect candidate for each of your positions. You’ll be surprised at the difference it can make.
You Have no Marketing Plan to Reach Potential New Hires
The days of posting an ad on a job board or running a classified are long, long gone. If you want to find today’s top talent, you’ve got to be on social media. And it goes beyond just posting a few tweets and hoping for the best. You’ve got to have social proof that you’re a great company. Focus on creating social profiles and keeping them open. Any more, you’ve got to market your company and your job openings if you want to find the right candidates
Want more help finding the right candidates? Solopoint Solutions is here to make finding the right new hire a whole lot easier.