Employers are currently enjoying a hot job market. Qualified candidates are out there seeking employment with a great company that treats them right. Of course, in today’s job market, candidates aren’t going to wait around forever while your company makes a decision. It’s important that you’re set up to hire quickly!
Let’s take a look at some of the things your company can do to move fast once you’re ready to find your next all-star employee.
Create a Hiring Profile
Creating a hiring profile right off the bat is a great way to narrow down candidates, as well as weed out those who won’t be a good culture fit at your organization. A hiring profile is simply a description of the precise type of candidate you’re looking to hire. This includes raw skills, special certifications, and education. But it’s also about things like personality and the ability to work well within your team. Finding and interviewing only candidates that fit this hiring profile is a great way to save crucial time.
Be Ready to Interview
Have your team ready to conduct interviews almost immediately after you’ve found a qualified candidate. That way, you can extend the offer for an interview within a few days of initial contact. Make sure your company’s interview process is ready for action — know who will be conducting the interview(s), whether it’s a member of human resources or a department head. Have a list of must-have qualifications and those the team would like to have. Know what information you’re trying to find out from the candidate.
Consider Your Team’s Flexibility
Sometimes, adding on a new team member will change the structure and dynamic of the current team. When interviewing candidates and eventually making a final decision, it’s important to consider the flexibility of your current team. What duties will the new hire have, and will that take over someone else’s duties? It may be necessary to shift things around a bit depending on the position you are filling — having a flexible team makes this a lot easier.
Make a Decision
Once you’ve interviewed your top candidates, it’s time to make a decision. Don’t make it in haste, but make it quick. Many companies out there are offering positions to candidates only a few days after their interview, or even on the same day. Once you’ve decided, there’s no need to wait around.
Do you need help finding the most qualified candidates to make your team the best in this hot job market? We’re here to help with that. Contact Medical Professionals today!