The resume screening and interviewing process won’t mean much if you aren’t able to make an offer to a great candidate. Sometimes hiring managers want to wait to see who else is out there, but there are inherent risks to this strategy. What if your top candidate hasn’t applied yet? Or, what if they had but you didn’t make a move. Can you afford to wait for other applicants to apply for your open position? Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to making a hiring decision.
- The cost of the job going undone. Is this role a new position within your company or is it replacing someone who has left? For every day the job goes unfilled your company is losing money. Look at what this position contributes to your bottom line. How long can you afford to have it remain empty before things become more difficult for the other employees handling the additional workload?
- A bad hire and employee morale. On the other hand, rushing to make a hiring decision can lead to poor decision making. An employee who does not fit in with the current culture of your company can be like poisoning the well. You want to take your time to find someone who is a good fit not only with the necessary skills but also with the team you already have assembled.
- The risk of losing good candidates. However, waiting too long to provide feedback to qualified candidates can mean you risk missing out on them when you are ready to make an offer. Job seeker’s do not put their hunt on hold to wait to hear back from any employer. They will continue to look and if they receive a good offer, they are likely to take it. At the very least you should provide consistent feedback throughout the process.
- Working with a trusted staffing partner. If you feel overwhelmed by the process of staffing it may be time to hand it over to experts. In order to concentrate on what you do best, allow a staffing service to focus on their own specialty. Trained recruiters will source, pre-screen, and present only the very best candidates to you for consideration. They will get to know you as a customer and provide quality service that can help you with your hiring decisions and running your business effectively and efficiently.
Are you looking for a stellar new employee to add to your team? Contact Anserteam Workforce Solutions, a leading Staffing Agency in North America, to help you today!