The Pros and Cons of Recruiting: 5 Things HR Should Remember When Hiring New Employees


Looking for new talents is a subject of scrutiny, therefore, you should be careful in choosing the right applicants that do not just show off but rather embody the company’s vision and take part in achieving goals. This is something that every company forgets.


Do not rely only on individual talents but you should also see the applicant’s personality and attitude towards work. The costs of recruitment and selection can be staggering; hiring new employees should occur only after careful consideration and only when the organization anticipates a long-term need for additional labor.


Putting the right people in the right position takes a long process. And posting a job position isn’t always strikes a bolt of lightning. Sometimes, it takes a long time considering how meticulously hard to find a perfect fit for the position.


In this article, we will discuss the Pros and Cons of Recruiting with which HR should remember when hiring new employees. Let’s get started!


Resume

The first thing to see the applicant’s track record is to evaluate the resume in order to assess the compatibility in the job position. A resume is vital in the hiring process, it serves as the first step and a peek to someone’s career years. However, resume tends to be time-consuming now in this busy world especially that you need to evaluate them.

 
Pros:
  • A glimpse of the skills and talents
  • See the qualifications
  • List of achievements
  • Applicable references
  • A detailed summary of career highlights
  • Easy to scan
 
Cons:
  • Applicant’s messy resume
  • Unsorted skill set
  • Insufficient contact details
  • No objectives

 

Take note that in the business industry, it only takes a minute for an HR Manager to see the resume, so make it sure that it’s detailed and highlights your strengths to make it to the cut for viable candidates for the position. Failure to do so will result in your resume to be thrown away in the trash.


Exam

Determining one’s skills can be proven through exams or assessment. It can vary depending on the job type. For jobs that require demonstration, a Hands-On exam is applicable, whereas others that do not need to show off, the written exam can do. In some degree, results can be a factor to heavily decide whether to hire an applicant or not.

 
Pros:
  • Help as a guide in determining the applicant’s aptitude test
  • Evaluate knowledge, skills, and personalities
  • Determines how intelligent and capable an applicant to do certain tasks based on results
 
Cons:
  • Can consume time in administering and interpretation
  • Cause delays in hiring or onboarding

 

Administering exams to aspiring applicants is a doorway in determining one’s capability in reasoning and decision making, which are two important aspects of work productivity. How they will be able to respond in a pressured situation and how they will be able to find ways to provide solutions. Consider giving a high chance for those who excel in this part of the recruitment, they might contribute ideas that can later help your company grow. If you see talents who possess great intelligence then consider them to be in the company, they might turn out to be an asset.


Interview

The most crucial part of choosing the perfect fit for the position takes place in the interview. The main goal of it is to assess an applicant’s interpersonal skills; how the applicant will answer the questions, also to have a look at work history and the skills highlighted to be proven out.

 
Pros:
  • Determines the applicant’s communication skill
  • Non-verbal cues help assess personalities and behavior
  • Overview of the applicant’s goals
  • Assessing through answers
  • Evaluate the overall impression of the job interview
Cons:
  • Can consume time in scheduling
  • The applicant not showing up on the day of the interview
  • Conflict in feedback

 

To better assess the applicant, be sure to prepare questions to ask. Give the applicant ample time to explain to you the onset skills and prior experiences. Some HR managers tend to overlook the applicant based on the attire, it does give a good impression though, however, let yourself prioritize in evaluating the answers and what applicant can offer to impart growth, nonetheless, do not be distracted with the sharp outfit.


Evaluation

The endgame of every recruitment process, Evaluation plays an important part in hiring a new employee. After meticulous assessment and screening of the applicants, this part play with the decision making.

 
Pros:
  • Make an important final decision in picking the best applicant
  • Base the performance through the output and results
  • Manages you to evaluate through their competencies in communication, behavioral and situational
 
Con:
  • Employees don’t know the results of the evaluation, hence they don’t know in which area they should improve

 

In order to engage the applicant in the evaluation process and to help you with properly giving feedback, ask the job aspirant to describe a risk he once took and the outcome. The answer can help you determine whether the individual is a self-starter or a follower, as well as demonstrating the skill level required to achieve the desired result.


Feedback

After a long process of hiring individual job seekers, feedback is the last call of hope for aspiring applicants. Some companies promise to call or message the applicants if they got the position, even so, they never contacted the applicants that indicate they didn’t make it, in which many failed to address in giving honest feedback. This should be addressed in a way that you allow the applicant to know the areas they need to improve.

Provide reasons as to why they didn’t make it and also give them tips for their next application. This enables them to reflect and hone their skills so that they will be ready enough for their next job application. Not only that you give constructive criticism, but you are also establishing a good reputation for your company.


Conclusion

Hiring is a daunting task and it takes so much time, effort, and money. With the sheer amount of competition in the industry, it isn’t easy to choose all that have potentials, we make sure that we get the best and talented workforce that can contribute long term for the company. This means that careful evaluation and consideration is a must. Nevertheless, a good company doesn’t shy away potential talents thus it should encourage them to thrive and strive for Success – where all the point that lead us on this.