In the Ghanaian job market, top talent can come and go in the blink of an eye. Meaning your business can be without a critical member and you have to staff up quickly. That being said, you don’t want to compromise on the quality of your new staff member. You still want to be able to compare candidates and ensure that you hire the best person for the position.
So what do you do? How can you speed up hiring?
Eliminate time consuming steps
Many companies only ask for references after a candidate has passed the first interview. It may takes a few days for the candidate to get back to you with references and then another for you to successfully reach the referees. Save time by asking for them upfront and schedule interview based on the references feedback. This can save valuable time.
Write a clear job description
This many seem like common sense, but you’d be surprised how many applications go awry because the job description was not clear. You must also remember you job ad is competing for attention of that top talent vs other companies. You need to stand out. Often listing your job ad online, for example on a job website like Jobberman, can help you structure your ad. If you need a little more boost, these job websites offer to feature your job ad at the top of the page.
Look to promote internally
Offering the position to internal candidates can allow for upward or lateral movement in the organisation, assisting with employee engagement and retention. The benefit is you already know their skills and capabilities. They already know the ins and outs of your business.
Utilise your employee’s network
Let your existing team know the position is open and leverage not only your company network, but also the network of your employees to find your next hire. As an added benefit, the new hire will likely be a good fit into your existing company culture.
Outsource portions of your hiring process
Recruitment agencies may be an option, but in many cases they take a hefty finder’s fee upfront or a fair percentage of salary on top. Plus, it will take time to find the right agency!
Now there is a new challenger in the recruitment market. Jobberman, the leading jobs website in Ghana, has launched their Fast Hire service. You can now recruit the right fit for your executive role in less than 4 days. Their HR experts will tap into their database of thousands of Ghanaian professionals, match qualified candidates against your needs and shortlist the 5 best candidates so that you can interview and then choose your new hire. All in less than 4 days.
It is often said the most valuable asset of your organisation is people. Win the game