We’ve hired over 100 employees and swear by this process.
We thought you’d benefit from knowing our secrets too, so here is our 10 step hiring guide.
Make sure you have approval (whether it’s from the Finance team, the hiring manager or the Operations Manager/CEO to hire BEFORE you start the recruitment process.
If you don’t have this, you’ll find the job might be pulled when you’re ready to make an offer.
That will only make YOU yes, YOU, not the hiring manager look silly.
If you’re going to market i.e. putting an advert on Seek or other website/platform consider how you want your company brand to be seen. What are the key messages you want to put across? Why is Your Company Awesome To Work For? What information are you going to give candidates?
Know what you’re looking for before you start to shortlist.
I’ve got a trick here, work with the job description and decide on the critical knowledge, skills and experience you need.
Make a screening call to candidates to reduce your shortlist without spending too much time in face-to-face interviews.
A screening call can help you weed out candidates whose CV’s look good but
Interview using Behavioural interview techniques.
Don’t trust your gut all the time.
If you can, always interview with the hiring manager, they’ll know more about the day-to-day requirements of the role and can put their questions to the candidate too.
Need I say more, a reference is just that. If a candidate can’t get their references to vouch for them (and trust me people make these mistakes) you shouldn’t be hiring them.
Do the paperwork before the candidate commences, and make sure you get it right. Make sure an employment contract does not go against the National Employment Standards and includes elements of the Modern Award (if applicable).
Showing a new starter to their desk and around the office on their first day is just the beginning of an Induction program. Ensure you have a fully fleshed out program to make sure you support your new employee to understand the company and their job role in their first 3-6 months. If you need a hand with Recruitment, we’re here to help. You can download a free copy of this 10 Step Recruitment E-Book.