Are you constantly in search of new talent to fill vacant roles? Unfortunately, staff turnover is often the result of poor hiring decisions. Assessing your hiring approach and making necessary changes to your recruiting strategy can significantly improve hiring outcomes and pave the way for better long-term retention.
As you vet potential talent, here are some tips to make sure you’re hiring the best candidate for the job:
Establish required skills and credentials. If your job description is too vague or open-ended, there’s a high likelihood of interviewing and hiring a candidate who’s not the right fit. By identifying the required skills and credentials for the position, you can establish a firm set of criteria used to assess a candidate’s resume, background, and employment history. By sticking to these criteria, you’ll be far more effective in finding candidates with the most relevant qualifications and potential to succeed in the role.
Provide ongoing training. A robust retention strategy typically includes ongoing training and development of existing staff. Rather than provide training only during the onboarding process, companies that continually invest in their employees’ professional development give their staff the critical support and guidance to excel in their jobs and work productively. Through comprehensive training programs, your employees will also gain the confidence and motivation to keep advancing.
Use a staffing firm. A staffing firm can be instrumental in improving your hiring outcomes and allowing you to build a team of top-tier talent. Because a staffing firm specializes in recruiting the best talent on the market, you’ll receive a steady stream of highly qualified applicants for your employment options. Additionally, utilizing the services of a staffing firm also gives you the unique opportunity to “test drive” candidates on a short-term (temporary) basis before you make the decision to hire them in a full-time capacity.
When it comes to hiring the best candidates, implementing the practices above can transform your hiring outcomes and improve your turnover rates.
Does it seem impossible to find qualified candidates for your property management jobs? Get in touch with The Liberty Group, a staffing firm specializing in the multifamily and apartment industry, and learn how we can help you grow your workforce!