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Signs You May Have a Hiring Problem

Posted by Erin Borgerson on March 11, 2013

So you're hiring...

Do you have a picture of the ideal new hire in mind? Do they have a college degree? Do they have previous experience? Are they willing to relocatie or travel?

Finding your ideal candidate is possible - and can actually be a stress-free process. But without a hiring plan or system in place, finding that perfect candidate can feel like a never ending process.

The first step to solving your hiring problem is recognizing you have one.hiring problem

Do you suffer from the following conditions:

1. Inability to see the surface of your desk due to resume pile up

2. Fear of finding hundreds of resumes flooding your inbox

3. Poor judgement when interviewing

If you can relate to any of these issues, don't panic. Though the symptoms may be as common as the cold, we've found a cure. With a hiring system in place, you'll be well on your way to resolving your hiring problems. 

To avoid a massive pile up of resumes, make applicant tracking capabilites part of your hiring process. This way, all those resumes will go to one central location. You can open and
view each candidate's information, and decide from there whether you would like to interview them. Plus, using an applicant tracking system significantally reduces your risk of getting a papercut when reviewing resumes. 

Now if you're suffering from poor interviewing judgement, you'll need more than just an applicant tracking system. Interview guides and score cards can help you make the right hiring decisions over and over again - but that's only if you're using verified ones. Don't just pick any 'ole interview guide off Google, do some research first! The last thing you need is to pass up an all-star candidate because of an inaccurate interview guide. 

Before you begin hiring for open positions, do some research. Find tools, like Hireology, that you think would be a good addition to your hiring process!

how do you know if you have a hiring problem

Maggie Coffey is the coffee-loving Marketing Intern for Hireology, a web-based selection management platform that provides customized interviews, job profiling, and one-click background checks to help you hire the right person. Start your free trial at www.Hireology.com today! 

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Erin Borgerson

About the Author

Erin is the Director of Marketing, Crisis Controller and Culture Ambassador (the last two titles she gave to herself) who joined the Hireology team in April of 2012. As a certified Inbound Marketer, Erin manages Hireology's marketing department, the Hireology Blog, and media relations. She is also a co-leader of the Chicago Hubspot User Group which brings together Hubspot users from around the Chicagoland area. Erin set off to Chicago after graduating from Western Michigan University. In her spare time she can be found shaking it in a Zumba class, reading a bestseller, or drinking a craft beer on her Wrigleyville porch.