Scale-Up Hiring: Scaling Recruitment For Success
Rapid growth can be very exciting for a company on the rise, but on the other side of the coin, it’s often also a challenging and chaotic time of transition. In an effort to hire quickly, you may be bringing in people who don’t quite fit with your company and its culture. Bad hires, as we all know, are costly, and at the growth stage of a company, they can break it.
Let’s take a look at some of the things that can help you scale your company’s hiring for success.
Making Hiring A Priority
Because this stage can be so volatile and busy, hiring the right people to sustain and continue the company’s growth and success can be daunting. Hiring needs and challenges can also vary significantly depending on the industry and size of the company. Let’s take a look at some general but great steps you can take to improve your scale-up recruitment strategy.
Know “what” you want to hire. Even if you don’t know, do the proper research to figure it out. Communicating the job requirements, description, and responsibilities in a clear and concise manner is crucial. Consider what you can afford and which skills are most critical for success.
Focus on hiring for impact. The best strategies for scaling hiring aim to recruit future leaders who will be pillars of the growing organization. These individuals will often have specialized skills and unique expertise that make them very difficult to replace. In addition, they’ll usually be the ones that will generate the greatest results for your business and the bottom-line.
Have a plan in place. Make sure you have the processes in place to track and identify all the cogs in motion. Is there a process that is inefficient? Being able to continuously update and improve your hiring strategy can help you identify top talent more efficiently.
Trust the Process, Not Your Gut
To help you and your team make efficient, data-driven decisions, consider bringing in software such as screening assessments or an applicant tracking system (ATS) to help automate the process. Prevue’s Screen-Fit provides instant, pre-employment screening for high volume hiring. It can help if you and your team are overwhelmed with applications or need to fill a large number of roles by helping you hire the crème de la crème, de la crème.
Candidates apply, take a 5 minute automated test, and, when used with an integrated ATS, are immediately ranked and sorted by how they compare to your benchmark. When you’re dealing with hundreds or thousands of applications, having an entire psychometric test summed up in one easy-to-understand page makes it easy.
Scaling up is challenging and to do it successfully, you need to be able to optimize and scale your hiring strategy. A data-driven hiring process helps you stay objective and anchor your selection to bring in the top talent your organization needs. We’re not just looking to make it, we’re looking to smash it—the competition, that is.