As the economy picks up steam, businesses of all sizes are beginning to hire again. In case you feel a little rusty, or if you are hiring for the first time, here are three mistakes you should make sure to avoid during the hiring process.
Bad Job Ads
A bad job ad means you’ll get off on the wrong foot in your relationship with potential employees. Ads that are unclear or difficult to understand reflect poorly on your organization and may even scare away good prospects.
Indeed, one of the leading employment websites worldwide offers some useful guidelines to create effective job ads:
- Use strong, clear job titles and job descriptions
- Be transparent and honest
- Be inclusive
- Make sure that your job ads contribute to a positive candidate experience
Not Being Prepared for the Interview
No, we’re not talking about the candidate. We’re talking about you, the employer, or recruiter.
Chances are that you expect candidates to be prepared to the best of their ability when they sit down for a job interview. Well, the road goes both ways.
Here’s a checklist of things you should do before interviewing a candidate:
- Read the candidate’s resume
- Have a general plan for the interview
- Come up with questions ahead of time
- Make sure to know the perks and benefits that come with the position
- Make sure you are able to explain in detail the duties and responsibilities of the position
Leaving Candidates in the Dark After the Interview
We get it: small business owners have lots of tasks heaped on their plates.
But even if you feel like you just can’t keep tabs on everything, make sure to not leave candidates in the dark after the interview.
Just dropping off the radar sends the wrong message (“we don’t care about you”) and it may even create a bad reputation for you as an employer. Don’t forget that social media makes it easier than ever to amplify and propagate all types of experiences—particularly the negative ones.
More Tips to Propel Your Business Forward
Read these previous posts for more tips that cover every aspect of the management of your organization, from communication to online security.
- 3 Project management techniques for small business owners
- Helping remote workers adapt to the office
- Crafting the perfect elevator pitch for the pandemic (and post-pandemic) world
- Avoid these 3 common grammar mistakes in your business emails
About the Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
At the Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GRHCC), our core mission is supporting small businesses and economic development with advocacy, business referrals, marketing opportunities, training programs, student internships, and scholarships.