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Worst Hiring Process Mistakes

Are you a hiring manager that struggles to attract, hire, and retain good quality job candidates?  If you answered yes, you are not alone.  Many hiring managers scratch their heads, wondering if they are making too many hiring process mistakes.  Perhaps you need to evaluate your process and make some changes, but where do you start?

Here are a few of the worst hiring process mistakes you should avoid at all costs:

  • Many hiring managers feel that it is the job candidates job to follow up, however, it is your responsibility to make sure you follow up as well. Yes, it is good practice for the candidate to follow up with you, but do you respond?  You must stay in close communication until the position is filled.  When you do not communicate at all, it leaves the candidate wondering and most times they will move on to another opportunity.
  • Do you oversell the position you are hiring for? Most hiring managers do this, which can be detrimental to filling the position.  Do not oversell the position, the company, or the culture.  This will set unrealistic expectations and you will find yourself hiring for the same position in just a short time.  Be honest and open, and do not oversell anything!
  • One of the most common complaints among job candidates is an unclear time frame or the length of time of the hiring process. It is important that you are clear about your time frame at the beginning of the process.  Just as you do not want your time wasted, job candidates do not want their time wasted.
  • If you are a hiring manager that has used pressuring tactics in the past, that is where they need to stay. Job candidates today have so many tools at their disposal, including multiple technology outlets.  Do not pressure your candidates, as they will immediately go elsewhere.

If you are worried about your hiring process, make sure that you are not doing these hiring process mistakes – they will certainly cost you some good quality candidates.

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