Your inbox is busting full of resumes — most of which do not remotely fit the role you’re hiring for. You need someone yesterday. You’ve already wasted hours sorting through resumes and no one seems to fit the bill. Reinvent how you find talent and eliminate bad hires by getting the facts behind these widely believed myths.
Myth No. 1: The hiring process starts with the job description
False! While most use a job description as the starting process, they really should begin their quest using a job benchmark. Job benchmarking is the most objective way to identify the skills, behaviors, motivators and acumen the job itself both demands and rewards. With a benchmark, you can evaluate candidates against that standard and move those who are an inherently good match through the process.
Myth No. 2: I am unbiased when I hire
False! Even though you commit to being objective, it is nearly impossible not to draw on your past experiences and perceptions to make judgments, whether that be in the resume review process or during the interviews themselves. The truth is that once you interview a candidate, you are biased toward hiring them, that’s why an objective, unbiased applicant screening process needs to be in place before hiring.
Myth No. 3: My hiring process isn’t perfect, but it’s good enough
Probably not. As organized as you may be, operating without a talent management system can make your company susceptible to liability with even the slightest oversight. Resumes get lost in the shuffle, but by law you are required to retain all hiring materials for seven years.
Myth No. 4: Of all of the resumes received, we ended up with the best candidate
Maybe, but maybe not. There’s no way to know for sure without an assessment-based system like TMP that objectively analyzes candidates throughout their candidacy.
Myth No. 5: Hiring is a time-consuming, money pit
False! It truly does not have to be. Establishing an assessment-based screening system programmed to identify job-based matching to a person’s core behaviors, motivations and inherent skills will transform your hiring into a talent match experience that is less time-consuming and cost-effective.
Myth No. 6: Hiring tools are just used for hiring
False! A talent system that begins with job applicants and provides assessments will provide the foundation to onboarding, job-related training, skill development and leadership development.
TMP offers a solution to all of these myths, ensuring efficient job matching, unbiased decisions, and efficiencies in procedures to reveal top performers. We’re here to help eliminate the pain of hiring so you can pour your energy on other tasks.
Does your hiring process produce more bad apples than you would like to admit? That may be because your company has fallen victim to one of these common six myths of hiring. Learn what they are and how to shake free of each myth, making the journey to your next hire more successful by downloading this ebook, “Good People Are Easy to Find: The Myths That Explain Why Your Hiring Process is Failing.”