Football, Foliage, and Fixing Your Recruiting Process

Ready or not, the lazy days of summer are behind us and the crisp feel of autumn is making its presence felt. It’s exciting to have so many fun things to look forward to, from the return of football to apple picking and viewing fall foliage. At the same time, fall provides an opportunity to assess where we are, and make adjustments to get where we want to be in the future.

It’s no different for organizations across nearly every industry. Fall means back to business, and companies are gearing up for success; not only for the end-of-year stretch run, but beyond that, into a new year that’s just a few months away.

With hiring being the biggest challenge facing most organizations, now is a perfect time to put your recruiting process under the microscope. In many cases, that evaluation is long overdue.

How a recruiting process gets off track

It’s common for employers to add components to their recruiting process as new situations arise. Over the years, multiple steps are introduced, usually on a piecemeal basis. As time goes by, employers find themselves with a process that’s now grown to include 15 or 20 steps, many of which don’t fit together. They’re left with an unwieldy approach to hiring that’s no longer effective. 

The result is that candidates have to jump through hoops as they apply, and that drives them crazy. Even worse, it may drive them away. As they encounter a disjointed process, they assume that’s how the company is run – and they have no desire to be part of such an organization. 

Changing business requires a fresh recruiting process

It’s also important to recognize that business is constantly changing. The recruiting process that worked when your company had 5, 10 or 20 employees doesn’t work when your workforce grows to 50, 75 or 100. You’re likely hiring for positions in new areas – think tech or IT roles – and that entails a unique approach to recruiting.

And, of course, the impact of the pandemic cannot be understated. Many organizations have transitioned to hybrid or fully remote workplaces. As hiring managers recruit employees to work in those environments, the process of attracting and evaluating candidates also requires a different kind of recruiting. If your recruiting process hasn’t been assessed and updated in years, it’s going to be difficult to find and hire the employees you need. 

Hitting reset on your recruiting process

With the job market more challenging than it’s been in decades, it’s imperative to get your recruiting process firing on all cylinders. Alaant’s Recruiting Consulting Services are designed to do just that. Our experts review your current process, highlight the most critical elements, and work with your hiring managers to build a system that’s streamlined and effective. Want to learn more? Contact us today and let’s get the conversation started!

About the Author

Miriam Dushane

Miriam Dushane, Managing Partner

Miriam is all in when it comes to doing whatever she can to help the Capital District grow and thrive. She is passionate about helping talented professionals find the right job and her work in the community is focused on furthering our area as a center of economic vitality. Miriam likes to garden and care for her pets. She is a member of an adult-only skate group where she rollerblades every week. She loves the Mets! And she is obsessed with vacuum cleaners; she really likes to vacuum and has 6 right now.