When it comes to the hiring process, speed is of the essence. While you might feel the need to take your time when considering different candidates or wait to see if someone “better” will come along, the truth is the longer you wait the higher the chances are your ideal applicant will have already accepted another offer.
Quick-decision making is key. Slowing the hiring process only puts added stress on you and your staff, particularly those who are having to cover the position that remains unfilled. Slow hiring can also reflect poorly on you and your business. Did you know most applicants get extremely frustrated when they have to wait for an extended period before finding out the results of a job interview? While some may be willing to wait a week or two (at the most), others will quickly lose interest and go elsewhere looking for work if a decision is not made. Decisiveness is essential in getting positions filled.
You Are Not the Only Allied Health Employer Looking for Staff
You must keep in mind, you are not the only Allied Health employer looking for staff. Allied Health candidates continue to be in high demand and the qualified ones tend to get scooped up quickly. This is true in any field. If you find a candidate you think will be a good fit, don’t hesitate to make him or her an offer.
Wait Too Long and Your Applicant Will Be Gone
Be proactive. Taking your time to decide whether to hire a person could give the candidate the impression you aren’t really interested or you are simply not ready to hire. From our experience, we know these types of delays can cause candidates to begin looking for other options. If you like a candidate, act quickly before he or she has moved on.
How to Speed the Hiring Process Without Making Compromises
Streamlining the hiring process doesn’t mean you need to make compromises. As long as you are truly ready to bring a new person on, you should be able to decide. Before you begin conducting interviews, make sure you know exactly what you want in a candidate. Figure out not only what qualifications the ideal candidate should possess, but what interpersonal skills, aptitude and other dynamics he or she needs to have. For example, if you’re looking for a pediatric physical therapist, you’ll probably want someone who is patient, understanding and has a history of working with kids. While another applicant may have the qualifications on paper, not everyone has the ability to work well with children.
Matching Allied Healthcare Providers with Qualified Applicants
For more than 20 years, The People Link has been matching Allied Healthcare and Dental providers with qualified job applicants. We have close to a 98% success rate and take pride in helping our clients meet their hiring objectives.
To learn more about our services and the benefits of working with a professional recruiter, visit The People Link or call Mya at 818-890-9998. Ask for your free, no-obligation consultation today.