Your employees are one of the most valuable assets in your business, but finding the right candidates for the job is far from easy. In fact, hiring is by far one of the most difficult things I’ve had to do in my business. The sooner you can build out and implement systems or hiring the right people, the easier it will be.
Hiring is just like sales
One of the best ways I have found to avoid hiring people who aren’t a good fit is treating the hiring process like a sales or marketing funnel. In fact, the CRM system you’re using should allow you to create multiple lists and funnels, and one of those should be set up for hiring. If you don’t have a CRM in place, you should be using a project management software like Asana or Trello at the very least.
Using a CRM software or PM software to keep track of potential employees is important because you want the process to be both streamlined and the same across the board. This way, no matter who is doing the interviewing or the hiring, the process is the same for everyone.
It’s all about consistency
So how do you create that consistency? It’s actually not that complicated. Before you even start interviewing, you need to create a process that will be used to determine if a candidate is the right one for the job. And the easiest way to do that is to start at the end. Yes, you read that right. You want to START with the end goal in mind. And in this case, the end goal is to have a quality employee who fits in with your company culture and has the same beliefs you do. So with that in mind, you then create a series of steps for people to go through before you hire them. And these steps are the same for everyone who wants to work for you.