Hiring well is the single most important thing that a company can do to succeed. It allows for rapid development of capacity, increases diversity, and upskills the team quickly. It is the way to shape the culture and move the company towards its goals. It is how a company grows.
When talking with job seekers, hiring managers, or small business owners, the hiring horror stories will far outnumber the success stories. Why is that? Often the decision to hire is made for exciting reasons. Winning a big new account or expanding sales of a new product or service will often make it necessary to add to the team. This should be a time of celebration, but so frequently the feelings of frustration with hiring can take over and make it an annoyance.
Hiring is seen in isolation, as a job for the talent acquisition team, or as a task that keeps the manager from their “real work.” By treating hiring as a separate activity outside of core business functions, we keep it from getting the attention and focus that is necessary to do it well. Productive hiring is so much more than the work that is done between posting the job description and writing the offer letter.
Weak and outdated hiring practices reflect badly on the company, create ill- will with potential candidates, and frustrate your existing staff. Back Pocket Resources can help your company to centralize productive hiring by setting your company up for success, from before the need arises through identifying the right match and onboarding them to their full integration and contribution to your team.