The Quality of Your Hiring Determines the Quality of Your Hires

Score _judgesThe Recruiting Disconnect: "Execs rated 'Quality of Hire' the #1 Talent Acquisition metric, but ranked it #9 as an area of focus."

Do you - does anybody - have  the luxury of waiting 3 to 6 months to determine whether you made a quality hire? By the time you've realized that you've made a mistake, you've not just wasted time, resources and money...chances are you failed to glean insights that can be systematically applied to improve your predictive ability across the organization. 

HRMC Acclaim, our automated interviewing platform, is built on the premise that it's the quality of the hiring process that ultimately determines the quality of the hire. By refining how candidates are engaged, questioned, challenged and assessed, organizations are better able to systematically hire top performers.

In evaluating the quality of your hiring process, ask yourself the following:

  • Are you relying on resumes rather than more revealing, real-time interactions which address attitudes, competencies, and skills, indicating whether a candidate can do the job to be done and how well that person will perform within a particular environment (i.e., culture fit)?
  • Does your screening process eliminate bias and the halo effect...does it facilitate disciplined, job specific applicant discovery?  Does it score everything that leads to job success or merely rely on your intuitions and recollections?
  • Do you know what you are looking for before you begin the search and can you program your hiring system to identify candidates that fit your criteria?
  • Does your process/system facilitate compliance with EEO and employment laws, which can be assimilated and documented to assure fair selection?

In a recent survey, 'Quality of Hire' was rated the #1 Talent Acquisition metric,  yet leaders and recruiters ranked it #9 in their focus.  HRMC Acclaim can be custom-configured and implemented within weeks, providing you with a framework that facilitates true QofH.

These days, no organization can afford to wait three to six months it takes to assess the quality of its hires. A more proactive approach that focuses on your hiring processes -- and a continual refinement of these -processes - actually embeds quality of hire principles and naturally leads to better quality hires.     

We'd be happy to schedule a day/time to talk about your hiring challenges and how we can improve your quality of hiring...and hires...and make it easy for all parties involved - applicants, HR, and hiring managers. Click here and let us know when you'd like to schedule a call. We look forward to hearing from you!