There are always common mistakes that are made when your company is experiencing rapid growth. These types of errors can alter the course of your company’s future drastically and cause it to go off the deep end very quickly. The trick is to figure out your hiring process before making decisions too fast and ensure you have the right people in your company.
Although there are quite a few mistakes that can happen during the hiring process, there are many ways to avoid them and find the best and highest quality candidates for your business. Let’s take a look at some of the most common mistakes and ways you can ensure they don’t happen to you.
Hiring Just Because
An influx of cash flow into the company can entice a business to spend it on more employees in order to increase sales and revenue. Adding more employees does not always create more income so it is essential to do your research. Before you start advertising open positions within your company, the first thing you need to do is make sure there are jobs open and a need for these employees. This requires some research into the different departments in your company and also input from each department head.
Keeping Hold of Bad Employees
Unfortunately, at times, there can be an employee and most often within management, who lowers morale, teamwork, and is overall detrimental to the company itself. Keeping an employee on just because you are worried about the outward appearance would be to have a hole in management can really ruin the morale even more. Many companies will leave the employee in the role until there is someone to fill it, but the best thing to do is let them go. Once you have removed the employee, you can focus your efforts on hiring the best candidate for the job, making sure they align with the company’s mission and goals.
These mistakes are small, but pivotal to ensure healthy growth in your company. Taking the right precautions will help to create a great hiring process and employ the best candidates for the job. Utilizing recruiters and recruitment agencies can mostly assist in pre-screening candidates which creates a more efficient method and does not slow down the company’s HR team in sifting through a plethora of applications. Take the time to do research, reach out to other departments and recruiters for assistance, and create an efficient process to streamline hiring during rapid growth.