....[recruit, screen, and select job applicants better than the competition] is easier said than done.
Lancaster, PA (PRWEB) July 24, 2012
For employers to hire and retain most talented people in their industry, they must recruit, screen, and select job applicants better than the competition.
"That is easier said than done," according to Ira S Wolfe, President of Success Performance Solutions. Wolfe cites a recent story that revealed how challenging it was for the company responsible for security the 2012 Summer Olympics in London to recruit qualified staff. Less than two weeks before the games were to start, the firm recruited only 40 percent of its planned staff of 10,400.
Similar stories, although on a smaller scale, surface every day about severe shortages of qualified workers in manufacturing, technology, and energy, too.
Wolfe points to four workforce trends converging to make filling open positions quickly more difficult in the U.S:
- Too many unqualified applicants congest the hiring process, making it harder to find qualified applicants.
- While jobs remain unfilled, related tasks are either delegated to inexperienced staff, or not performed at all. In both cases, the company's overall productivity and profitability suffers.
- Conversely, jobs are filled by people who are a poor fit for the job, either temperamentally or professionally. This leads to poor organizational synergies, low productivity, and overall inefficiency.
- HR teams spend too little time with applicants to determine whether they're right for the position, resulting in the hire of unqualified or poor fit candidates.
The white paper offers three steps any small business can implement quickly and fit within an affordable budget. The report includes specific recommendations how a small business can use more sourcing channels effectively, screen out unqualified or poor fit candidates quickly and legally, and process more job applicants faster. The white paper can be downloaded for free here.
The white paper is a follow-up to Wolfe’s popular ebook, Don’t Be Fooled Again:How to Hire Top Performers, also available for download.
Success Performance Solutions, http://www.super-solutions.com, is an employment testing firm specializing in helping small business to screen employees faster, hire smarter, and retain longer. In addition to managing Success Performance Solutions, Ira S Wolfe is a speaker on hiring and workforce trends speaker and author of several books including Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization and Perfect Labor Storm.