Over the past few weeks, we have been exploring how job seekers can improve their efforts. The Optimized Jobseeker series gave us a chance to review how many jobseekers conduct their search and what resources are available for improvement.
But what about the other side of hiring?
For every one of the hundreds of job ads that can be found online, there is an employer seeking someone to fill a role within their organization and fit into its culture. Soft skills and hard skills are both crucial, and it can be hard to determine if an applicant has these during the span of an interview.
For many of those put in charge of hiring, finding the right employee can be just as daunting as job hunting. This is especially true if you are not a dedicated hiring manager. You must anticipate the needs of your team and find the right skillset and personality among your applicants. Hiring and onboarding the right way builds a solid foundation for your team’s success.
Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at ways that organizations can improve their hiring/onboarding process. We will be focusing on ways to improve your job postings, how to interview effectively and how to transition someone from an eager applicant to a successful new hire.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to hiring and onboarding. As we explore each topic, consider how the best practices we discuss can fit into your organization’s culture and what unique challenges you may face.