Trends like The Great Resignation and the supply chain crisis have created an environment where employers are under pressure to hire. In this post, we take a closer look at speed hiring, and outline some steps to do it without compromising performance of quality.
What Is Speed Hiring?
As the name suggests, speed hiring means making the hiring process leaner and more agile so that candidates receive a job offer days, not weeks, after being interviewed.
Speed hiring has become a trend due to a series of changes brought on by the pandemic.
For example, according to the Labor Department, an astounding 4.5 million people quit their jobs in November 2021, a phenomenon that has been named “The Great Resignation.”
Pair this with other circumstances, like the supply chain crisis that has employers scrambling to find workers to deal with the increased demand of goods, and you have a situation where hiring fast has become a priority.
How to Hire Faster
Speed hiring solves many problems. However, it also comes with its share of pitfalls. The desire to expand your workforce as soon as possible can cause issues that range from employee dissatisfaction to potential legal liabilities.
Here’s how you can limit those risks and maximize the benefits of speed hiring:
- Streamline your hiring process. Take a look at how you hire and ask yourself some questions. What steps can you cut out or merge? What tools can you use to speed things up?
- Improve communication. Ensure that all those involved in the hiring decision are in constant communication. This will prevent important information from falling through the cracks, which may slow down the process.
- Use background screening. Hiring faster doesn’t mean sacrificing your standards. Background checks give you the peace of mind that comes knowing that your hiring decisions are not only fast, but also informed.
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