How to Reduce Dropoff Rates When Hiring

How to Reduce Dropoff Rates When Hiring

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

LinkedIn’s AI offered some worthwhile suggestions:

Simplify your application process

Communicate frequently and transparently

Showcase your employer brand and value proposition

Engage your candidates with relevant content and activities

Solicit and act on candidate feedback

Follow up and nurture your candidates

Stupid Hiring Mistakes: Not Preparing or Coaching Hiring Managers

I commented, “Pick up the pace of your process. I am not saying that you should hire someone for the sake of hiring someone. When you interview, identify people who are qualified. Reject everyone else. Make a decision to hire or not. If you don’t want to hire them, communicate the decision. Get everyone on the same page about criteria to evaluate for BEFORE people start interviewing to avoid mixed messages that turn off qualified people. Make a decision within 2 weeks of meeting someone. If you revise your requirements, reinterview people who you previously found acceptable instead of summarily rejecting them. Make a decision instead of stringing people along waiting for the super-candidate that never shows up. No one is perfect. Not you or your new hire.”

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