Posted in Executive recruiting

When it comes to hiring new employees in the new year, you may not know where to start. There is a lot to keep in mind during the hiring process including how you find your potential candidates, how to determine who is the best fit for the position, and how to compete with larger companies.  We have some tips to help make your hiring decisions easier.
1. Clearly define the job requirements and responsibilities.
Before you even start the hiring process, it’s important to have a clear understanding of what the job entails and what qualifications and skills the ideal candidate should have. This will help you attract the right candidates and ensure that you find exactly the type of person you want to hire.
2. Pre-screen your applicants. 
Pre-screening tools, such as online assessments or phone screens, can help you narrow down the pool of candidates and save time by only inviting the most qualified candidates to an in-person interview.
3. Check references.
Don’t skip the reference-checking step in the hiring process. Checking references can provide valuable insights into a candidate’s past job performance and work ethic. Someone who is great for the job likely has a previous supervisor who can provide specific examples of that person’s prior work and success.
4. Use a recruitment agency.
 If you’re having difficulty finding the right candidates or don’t have the time to devote to the hiring process, consider using a third-party recruitment agency. An agency like ARC Group specializes in finding and vetting candidates, which can save you time and help you find top talent.
5. Consider hiring contract workers.
Hiring contract workers instead of full-time employees allows a company to bring in specialized skills and expertise on a temporary basis without the need to commit to a full-time employee. This can be especially useful for projects that are short-term or require specific expertise that may not be available within the company. Contract workers are often a more cost-effective approach, as the company does not have to provide benefits or pay for training.
Improving your hiring process can take some time and effort, but the payoff can be significant. By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to building a strong, effective team that can help your business succeed.