Signs You May Have a Hiring Problem

By Adam Robinson,
March 11, 2013

So you’re hiring…

Do you have a picture of the ideal new hire in mind? Do they have a college degree? Do they have previous experience? Are they willing to relocatie or travel?

Finding your ideal candidate is possible – and can actually be a stress-free process. But without a hiring plan or system in place, finding that perfect candidate can feel like a never ending process.

The first step to solving your hiring problem is recognizing you have one.

Do you suffer from the following conditions:

1. Inability to see the surface of your desk due to resume pile up

2. Fear of finding hundreds of resumes flooding your inbox

3. Poor judgement when interviewing

If you can relate to any of these issues, don’t panic. Though the symptoms may be as common as the cold, we’ve found a cure. With a hiring system in place, you’ll be well on your way to resolving your hiring problems. 

To avoid a massive pile up of resumes, make applicant tracking capabilites part of your hiring process. This way, all those resumes will go to one central location. You can open and
view each candidate’s information, and decide from there whether you would like to interview them. Plus, using an applicant tracking system significantally reduces your risk of getting a papercut when reviewing resumes. 

Now if you’re suffering from poor interviewing judgement, you’ll need more than just an applicant tracking system. Interview guides and score cards can help you make the right hiring decisions over and over again – but that’s only if you’re using verified ones. Don’t just pick any ‘ole interview guide off Google, do some research first! The last thing you need is to pass up an all-star candidate because of an inaccurate interview guide. 

Before you begin hiring for open positions, do some research. Find tools, like Hireology, that you think would be a good addition to your hiring process!

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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