Hiring the correct people for the right jobs is essential to every organization’s success. Recruiting can be a daunting task; however, in order to hire the right person, a company first must locate one or more viable candidates. Companies have many important decisions to make, including whom to target, how to present the opening and the organization, whether to promote from within or source candidates externally, and how to handle the recruiting process itself.
With the numerous online job boards these days, it is difficult to know which, if any, are right for your organization and the position you’re trying to fill. Even within individual job boards, the number of options for your job advertisement can be overwhelming. More targeted opportunities can exist by publishing job openings with local trade schools, colleges or state job boards.
Another important factor to consider is whether to manage the recruiting process yourself or work with an employment agency or other partner to locate and screen qualified applicants.
Errors made in the recruiting process may have far-reaching implications for an organization. Not only are hiring mistakes costly and time-consuming, the company also risks exposure to potential litigation by unknowingly violating employment laws in the job posting itself. Further, laws and requirements exist addressing record retention and applicant tracking, so it’s important to have proper systems in place. Once your organization reaches the point of interviewing candidates, having properly trained managers conducting those interviews is critical, both to avoid legal exposure and to facilitate a smooth hiring/onboarding process.
A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) provides a team of experts who can provide recruiting support and help guide you through the process to ensure that your company is positioned for success when recruiting for every opening within the organization, from entry to executive level. Trained HR Managers can answer questions and ensure that job postings are compliant, effective and target the most qualified candidates. You may also gain access to pre-screening tools, such as the Predictive Index, to help identify candidates best suited for both the position and your Company culture.
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