Hiring for Your Franchise Without a System? Think again.

By Adam Robinson,
February 28, 2013

Between training and turnover costs, bringing new employees onto the team can seem like a waste. And when done in hurry, you run a greater risk of that hire being a waste – both of time and money. You have a point-of-sale system for your franchise location, so why don’t you have a hiring system?

Look at it this way: A POS system eases your life. You don’t have to rely on cashiers to accurately record purchases and you don’t have to etch customer’s credit card numbers onto a carbon copy. It makes the process smooth, meeting your customers’ needs without taking much of their time.

Hiring is the same concept, but think of yourself as the customer. You want your hiring needs to be met, but you don’t want to spend hour after hour digging through resumes. More importantly, you want to keep the costs to a minimum – you don’t want to feel like you’re throwing money away.

Though behind the scenes, a selection management system is just as important as your POS system. Here’s why:

1. It keeps you organized (and eco-friendly!)

You don’t have to deal with resumes piling up on your desk. If someone wants to apply for a job with your location, they can do so online. 

2. It saves you time

Some systems offer pre-interview surveys. This can help to identify the strongest candidates, and weed out the rest. 

3. It helps you interview

Some selection management systems offer interview guides. You have enough on your plate – so don’t waste your time googling what to ask during an interview. Interview guides ensure you ask the right questions, and that the questions you are asking are consistent from candidate to candidate. 

Before you make any new hiring decisions, make sure you consider implementing a selection management system. You can learn more about the benefits in this whitepaper.  

About the Author

Adam co-founded Hireology with the mission to help growing companies make better hiring decisions through data and better technology. Adam is passionate about entrepreneurship, donating time to a number of organizations that support the entrepreneurial cause. Adam completed his undergraduate study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and received his MBA from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

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