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Isn’t It Past Time You Stopped Treating Recruitment as an Afterthought?

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Considerations like recruitment can too often feel like an afterthought when what you’re really passionate about is your business. Still, a fear of letting anyone else take over this task means that you may continue wanting to handle this priority alone, albeit with some level of distraction. After all, is it really going to do any harm if you’re thinking about a client dinner during yet another interview?

In reality, the answer is a resounding yes, and we’re going to prove why by considering how exactly your business suffers when you fail to pay attention to employment.

1.  You’re Letting Top Talent Pass You By

Those employees that feel like such an unwanted distraction right now are going to pave the future for your business. This means that you should always prioritize picking the best, especially as skills gaps and saturated markets make recruitment more competitive. Unfortunately, if you’re stuck in your head, you could be interviewing the best prospects in your industry without even noticing it, thus leaving the door wide open for your competitors to scoop them up, and making it unlikely that they’ll ever look back. Avoid this by always paying attention to quality determinants like qualifications, big ideas, and experience at the interview stage, even if you have to put your own ideas away to make it happen. 

2.  You’re at Risk of Getting Stuck with Ill-Fitting Employees

While saying yes to the first viable candidate might save you time right now, ill-fitting employees are never going to be as productive as you’d like. Not to mention that, even if you pursue the sometimes long path of dismissing somebody that you wrongly hired in the first place, you leave yourself open to legal action. It’s only by paying ample attention at the interview stage that you can avoid this. Steps including keeping resumes to hand and always turning to companies like Scribie to transcribe interview answers that you can then come back to especially ensure that you know exactly who you’re hiring, where they’ve been, and what they’ve promised to bring to your company. 

3.  You Need to Put More Trust in Your Employees Than Ever

Trends like flexible and remote working mean that managers must trust out-of-sight employees more than ever. If you’re distracted during recruitment, however, it’s all too easy to bring onboard employees with half-decent CVs, but a total lack of self-motivation. This can result in unwanted delays, inadequate results, and an employee that’s never going to work. Overcoming this means always paying attention to the signs employees display outside of what it says on their resume and ensuring that you feel trusting, personal connections with every hire, as well as a trust that they’ll push themselves even when you aren’t around to do it. 

Employment may take you away from the work that you’re most passionate about, but your success has never been more reliant on the best recruitment drives possible. Get your head in the game by battling distraction with these crucial pointers in mind.

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