You’ve shortlisted the best applications, put an interview panel together, and grilled your candidates.
You’ve chosen your successful candidate, they’ve handed in their notice, and you have waited a month for them to start. The whole process has taken at least 8 weeks, probably more. You have had to take a day out for shortlisting and a day out for interviews. Your team has been one person short for a month and you are all feeling the pressure. After a long wait, your new team member is finally here and you are so excited to get started! But slowly, you begin to realise that they are not the right person for job and you are going to have to start all over again.
Getting the right person with the right skills at the right time is something that we see our customers struggle with on a regular basis. Recruiting the wrong person can be costly and time-consuming, not only in terms of the recruitment process itself but also what comes after, with inadequate selection processes increasing the likelihood of employers will experience issues with performance, conduct or attendance.
So what are out top tips for getting it right first time?