If there’s one fact about the hiring process many people fail to understand is that there’s more strain put on the hiring manager than the prospective employee might think. The hard truth of things is that not everyone applying will be hired. Depending how far along into that process they are the more their feelings can get hurt, but there’s still more applicants to get through or more work that needs to get done.
Times are tough, and having to turn someone away who could obviously use the work can be a difficult task – but you cannot allow it to affect you or the work you do. This may sound easier said than done, but there’s a few tips and tricks to help.
Dealing with the hiring process
One of the working groups most hiring managers have been having the most issues with is the millennials. Never has a generation been talked about as much, but the problem is that many people don’t understand why they make the choices they do. Instead of working longer or harder hours they would rather find a balance between their work and social lives. Some companies have upped their game to reflect that ideology more than others, but in the meantime, the rest of the hiring managers get to deal with a constant stream of young adults coming and going.
In order to help keep the process less of a headache than it needs to be, here’s a few tips many others have tried and swear by:
Use other staff members to conduct the interview.
If you have a prospective hire coming for an interview, then you’ll find using other employees for it will actually benefit you both. The potential hire gets to learn a bit more about the job from someone actually doing it, and they’re more likely to open up as well.
Have a stock list of questions about your company.
Every single hiring manager needs a set list of standard questions to streamline the hiring process. There are certain things a company won’t allow, so this can make it easier to weed out those that don’t meet the standard.
Pay attention to the little details.
Were they late? Were they dressed inappropriately for the situation? How is their language? These may seem like little details but when you consider the implications and the possibilities, why take the risk?
Trust your instincts.
If your gut is telling you something is off about a person, you should probably just listen to it. There’s always more people looking for work, and if anything does go wrong with their employment you won’t look bad for clearing them!