Find the Right Job Candidate the First Time
Getting the green light to open a new position or backfill a vacancy is a positive thing. The ability to hire signals things are going well in the company and there’s a need and budget to add more staff members to handle the growth.
The need to hire can also be accompanied by a measure of stress. Hiring can be a time-consuming process and there’s a lot riding on finding the right person. While everyone intends on making a good hire, a bad hiring decision can cost as much as 30 percent of the employee’s annual salary, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The wrong hiring fit can be a disruption to the team and a downer to morale that lasts longer than the employment of the candidate.
Fine-Tuning the Focus
Despite the technology involved in hiring, finding the right candidate for a role is always best accompanied by the addition of the human side of hiring. There will be some use of technology but what’s key is learning about the candidate and determining how they might fit within the organization. This can be a time-intensive endeavor so it’s always a good idea to have a dedicated hiring team whose sole purpose is to concentrate on the hiring process.
Working with a dedicated staffing recruiter is a great way to continue with business-as-usual activities while a qualified recruiter locates top candidates for review. The recruiters at Staffing Kansas City work with clients to screen for skills as well as determine the optimal fit for the company culture.
- Functional and technical skills
- Communication skills
- Education and training
- Cultural fit
- Initiative and problem-solving
- Enthusiasm for the role
- Transferrable and people skills
Staffing Kansas City Process
We pride ourselves on getting to know our candidates over a series of interviews to truly understand their skills and to see how they match with the needs of our clients. Only after gathering this information do we present the top two to three candidates for review by the client. By the time a candidate gets in front of a hiring manager they’ve been carefully screened for fit with the role and responsibilities, team/company culture and the mission and vision of the organization. This allows the in-house hiring team the time to get to know a select candidate group on a timeline that suits the organization.
We believe this approach allows team members time to provide their perspective on working with the candidate, gauge a future working relationship and ask questions to assess a candidate’s background, skills, strengths, weaknesses and to give feedback and voice any uncertainties associated with hiring.
At Staffing Kansas City, we know it shouldn’t be a hassle to find the right candidate for the job. By providing “Personnel Services with a Personal Touch,” we strive to offer our clients only the best skilled candidates, creating the perfect fit for each client with unsurpassed customer service.