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When hiring a recruiting staff, most people will say that they look for a specific skill or experience in a particular industry. That is the easy part; recruiters that do not understand the job will often rely heavily on those specific skills in their selection criteria because they do not know what they should be looking for. What should they be looking at? There should be a focus on a match between the human characteristics of the job and the candidate pool.
Hiring is a difficult and time-consuming task that employers have to maneuver to keep their business running at it’s best. However, there are things that companies can do reduce the pressure and difficulty of the hiring process. Here are 7 common hiring mistakes and how to avoid them:
1. Hiring too fast
Freelancing is becoming more common in the fast-paced economy, with surveys showing freelancers made up 35% of the U.S. workforce in 2016. With this increase in freelancing, stable, full-time employees are becoming less common, but it is important for employers to know the advantages and disadvantages of freelancers before making the switch.
The corporate world is always changing. Adapting to these changes is important and finding the right candidate for the organization is just as essential. After all, employees are the core of an organization. They are the people who man the desks and keep the business up and running. Simply put: a business cannot run without their employees. It is evident that companies would like to hire candidates that will contribute greatly to their organizations’ goals.