Hiring Process Tips

If hiring the best people possible in the shortest amount of time isn’t already a top priority for your company, it should be; especially in a market that is changing as rapidly as renewable energy. Every day that your job remains open costs you money. So, how do you hire the best candidates in the most efficient way? Below we provide you with all the tips and tricks you’ll need for the interviewing process!

The Hiring Process

Companies often fail to realize that the way they conduct themselves during the hiring process is a direct reflection of how they operate overall. If your goal is to just fill a position with whoever comes along, then feel free to move as slowly as you like. Eventually there will be someone willing to take the job. If your goal is to hire the best people, it is imperative that you move through a hiring process in a timely manner, and if there are slow downs, clearly communicate the reasons and stay in touch with the candidates. Otherwise, your process turns into a war of attrition to see who is left standing at the end. You won’t lose all of the talent by moving slowly, but you will lose the best.

Read our full blog post on hiring the best candidates!

Measuring the hiring process:

  • Time to Fill metric
    • The amount of time (in days) between starting a new hiring initiative and the new hire’s first day of work

Improving the hiring process:

  • Focus on lowering your company’s Time to Fill average
    • Companies with higher Time to Fill averages struggle to attract top talent and keep morale high, especially when their existing team must carry the burden of a larger workload for months on end because of their poor or mismanaged hiring process
    • A low Time to Fill average ensures that you waste less time searching and interviewing, you relieve workload pressure from your existing team sooner, and you get your new hires up to speed and producing faster

Want more info on Time to Fill metrics? Check out our full blog post here!

Employer Branding

Why is it important?

In today’s competitive hiring landscape, companies need a cohesive and well-defined brand to help them stand out from other businesses that are also hoping to attract top talent. Many companies spend considerable resources developing their corporate website and social media presence to reflect their brand. However, what some organizations don’t realize is that a company’s employer brand – their reputation as an employer – can be observed as early as the interview process. If your interview process reflects and strengthens your company’s brand – instead of detracting from it – you can gain a competitive edge in recruitment. 

Here are some tips about creating a winning employer brand:

  • Identify leaders
  • Emphasize transparency during the interview
  • Understand the methods candidates use to evaluate your brand 

Read the full blog post here!

Here are some ways to strengthen employer branding:

  • Revamp your careers page
  • Use technology to make scheduling and follow-up easier
  • Ask more relevant interview questions
  • Create a positive interview environment

Read the full blog post here!

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