How to avoid hiring a bad candidate?
Hiring the wrong person for a specific job vacancy can be extremely costly – not just financially due to the advertising, recruiting, interviewing, replacing and training that’s required in order to find the new candidate / replacement employee – but also due to the company morale.
It has been proven that over 38% of Employers have admitted that they have hired the wrong candidate in the past – as a result of needing to fill a job vacancy quickly – whilst another 11% have admitted that they have hired the wrong candidate due to reference checks performed.
Identifying what has caused the incorrect recruitment decision
It’s quite obvious that once in a while every company is going to make a poor hire at some point. The job seeker may not fit the position or fit within the company culture as well as they had hoped for. However, the costs accumulated from a poor hire can be minimised – if not prevented – through a tactical recruitment process. Try to find out as much about the candidate as you possibly can before arranging to meet with them for interview. Try and give the candidate a call to find out as much as you can over the phone about them before arranging to take time out of work to meet with them.
Keep a close eye on your job adverts
Make sure your job descriptions provide the relevant and accurate information required for the job. Ensure to include the essential skills and requirements for the role, daily duties, salary that is on offer to the right candidate, explain what your company specialises in – many Advertisers make the mistake of not accurately mirroring the role – good candidates aren’t going to want to leave their current jobs to start a job that doesn’t sound clear and defined – even if the package on offer does sound attractive.
Finally – make sure to get your hiring process right
Before advertising a current job vacancy within your company – everybody who is going to make contact and work alongside the new employee should discuss the requirements of the role – making it easier to determine what type of person is right for the role. What skills and requirements does the ideal candidate need to have to be a good match for the role? Once you have figured this out – it will result in a much smoother recruitment process.
If you are an Employer looking to advertise a current vacancy within the agricultural / farming / horticultural / equestrian industry – call Agricultural and Farming Jobs today and we’ll help you avoid hiring a bad candidate. Call today on: 01905 930 037
Have a great week!
The Agricultural and Farming Jobs Team