The process of recruitment can be expensive and time-consuming, so every recruiter wants to make the results worth the effort. We need to make sure to get the best person to fit the job position. Budget and time pressure can result in cutting corners in the process, leading to some unexpected mistakes. Make sure you read through the article below to identify some of the most common mistakes in recruitment and avoid making them in your future campaign.
1. Not asking the correct questions
When being asked to interview a large number of applicants in fewer time, recruiters may find themselves in the situation of lacking time for proper preparation for interviews. This may lead to the mistake of asking superficial questions regarding past experiences, forgetting to let the candidate understand how they will fit well the new environment. Not being able to prepare specific questions beforehand also makes it more difficult to avoid bias and establish a fair-play field for all applicants.
In order to make your interviews more effective, you need to invest more time in creating a list of behavioral questions and come up with personalized questions for each potential candidates. Detailed questions will be discussed further in another articles.
2. Neglecting the cultural fit factor
While no company wants the same type of employees who act and thinks in similar ways, it is crucial that any new staff member, regardless of their versatile characteristics, can fit in with the organizational environment. Though their personalities cannot be identical to others, it is important that their ethics and values go along with the team’s. It is crucial for a recruitment campaign to find the staff whose motivator aligns with the organization’s mission.
3. Only depending on the interview
It is undeniable that interview is one of the most effective tools in a recruiter’s kit. However, the final decision whether to hire one person or not cannot be relied solely on an interview. According to a research conducted by the Chally Group, the extra percentage that an interview play in total recruitment process is only 2%. Therefore, you need to consider full package recruitment including much more supporting material to make the decisions, such as resume, cover letters, reference and event their social media profile, behavioral test…
4. Forgetting to check references
According to a recent survey from the Society for Human Resource Management, about a quarter of employers never check references and only 23% of them actually carry out proper checks. If you do not check references, you will be fully relied on the candidates’ honesty, which can sometimes by not entirely true, accidentally or deliberately.
These are four often made mistakes in an interview, which can negatively affect the outcome of your recruitment campaign. At Faro Recruitment JSC, our professionals will assist you in the interview process, as well as the whole recruitment campaign, to avoid making these mistakes and hire the most possible candidates. Faro get paid to fill the vacancies with suitable staff, not booking as many candidates as possible. Therefore, you will likely go through fewer interviews, but we guarantee that each of them will be qualified.