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Know the tips employers hire an employee

Know the tips employers hire an employee

 

Insights for Job Candidates

Recruiting and hiring an employee usually starts with a recruitment planning meeting and moves on from there. Applicant resume review by Human Resources and the hiring manager is a lengthy process while you have no idea if the employer filed your resume among those of the most qualified applicants – or not. Some polite employers automatically generate a candidate response form letter thanking you for submitting your resume. So, in these cases, you know the employer received it.

Once the HR people contact you to schedule an interview, depending on whether the organization uses a team approach – which I recommend – scheduling the interview team can take several weeks. The wait can feel especially long after you experience your first interview as you wait to hear if they will invite you back for a second interview to meet more potential coworkers.

In a large company, sometimes bureaucracy adds layers of time to the hiring process. Plus, you might be competing with a large pool of candidates. In a state, federal, or local government position, the employer takes many steps to consider internal candidates, too, prior to considering external candidates. Sometimes, between the start of a recruitment and the job offer, an agency loses funding for the position.

And, organizations are becoming notorious with job searchers for failings in courtesy and thoughtfulness in their communication with candidates. Many organizations don’t and claim that it’s a time and resource issue.

How Fast Growing Companies Hire an Employee

A lot depends on how fast the company is growing, too. In a fast-growing company, the Human Resource staff members are generally swamped with employee recruiting. At the same time, in a fast-growing company, many of the work systems are broken. What worked for 75 employees no longer works at 150 or 200 employees.

So, the people who are responsible for leading the charge and hiring new employees are doubly swamped; they are creating their hiring systems and recruiting good people as fast as they can – at the same time. It’s a challenge to get back to candidates even to schedule a second interview.

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