Hiring 101: Understanding the Role

Talascend Educational Series: 1

June 18, 2020

We all know that hiring the wrong person is not only expensive, it’s time consuming, morale diminishing and quite frankly, a huge inconvenience. Do it right the first time by fully understanding the specific job requirements of your vacancy. This seems to be an obvious tip, but all too often, hiring managers extend offers to simply fill the void in their workforce and to have the extra “boots on the ground.” Don’t do this. Here are 2 simple tips to prep your hiring efforts for success!

  • Tip #1: Before even looking at a resume, know the position requirements and put them into a solid job description. This is the first step to fully understanding the role. A well-executed job description with a clear position overview, concise candidate requirements (hard and soft skills), and unique candidate preferences will payoff greatly in the end for you and your future employees.

  • Tip #2: Understand your role as it sits today, a year from today, and 5 years from today. This is important to employees and explaining your specific career progression opportunities will be a real differentiator if your offer is on the table with another company. Job applicants love to see succession opportunities and having definitive expectations up front will not only show your corporate transparency, but will provide a path for growth. Understanding the evolution of the role when planning for a new hire is critical.

  • Tip #3 & #4:

We left the last 2 tips open for your comments and feedback. Please let us know on Facebook, what are some other preemptive measures you take?

See our previous post in the series: Hiring 101: Finding your Missing Piece

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