(November 5, 2008) - Before any good hiring decision can be made, it is critical that employers have objective information on the job and ideal employee. Unfortunately, many small and mid-sized businesses make their hiring decisions without such information, or depend on traditional outdated and impractical job descriptions. In both cases, being misinformed can lead to serious hiring mistakes.
In response, the Hire Insight Group has developed an improved approach to describing jobs, one that provides all of the information employers need to effectively source, screen and evaluate potential hires. A new white paper, available for free download on their website provides further details.
The product of this approach, a Hiring Profile, is a document that provides a clear link between the position and the strategic organizational objectives it helps achieve, a process-based map of job tasks, and a set of performance metrics designed to objectively measure success in the role. It also provides a detailed outline of the knowledge, skills, abilities and other attributes future employees need in order to perform tasks at a high level, and offers insight into how to measure these competencies in potential hires.
“The approach results in a much more structured and useful profile of the job, one that hiring managers can use to quickly and easily identify high-potential job candidates,” says Chad Hayward, Assessment Director for the Hire Insight Group.
“We’ve found it to be particularly useful for small and medium-sized business, considering the straightforward, inexpensive, and intuitive nature of the approach,” he adds.
People who will get the most value out of the paper are those who do not have job descriptions or hiring profiles and want to learn how to develop them, or feel that their current job descriptions are complex, vague, or generally unhelpful when making human resources decisions. Otherwise, anyone who is unsure of what to look for in a high-performing employee is likely to find the approach beneficial.
About Hire Insight
The Hire Insight Group helps small and medium-sized businesses improve on their ability to find and hire top-performing employees. Typically, these are companies that are very sensitive to the quality of their hiring decisions, and the later performance of their employees, yet have less HR support than large organizations.
Assistance is provided by experts in the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, who have advanced degrees and years of experience consulting on employee sourcing, screening and selection. These experts are able to provide SMBs with practical advice on how to improve their hiring processes, keeping in mind their particular circumstances, and help them administrate sophisticated selection techniques typically used by large leading-edge corporations.
As a result, hiring decisions are made quicker, cost-effectively, and with full confidence in candidates’ future performance.
For more information, visit http://www.hireinsightgroup.com.
|Company:||Hire Insight Group|
|Contact Name:||Chad Hayward|
|Product/Service:||Hiring Profile White Paper|