Beyond the Resume: Strategies for Building a Stellar Team

Beyond the Resume: Strategies for Building a Stellar Team

Posted by fpSOLUTIONS on Jan 25th 2024

Jennifer A. Cameron / Marketing, Media, & Channel Relations  

Hiring missteps made by HR professionals can have significant consequences for organizations. Some common pitfalls include rushing the hiring process, neglecting a culture fit, creating pay inequities, and inadequate onboarding programs, just to name a few. But successful HR professionals know how to address these common hiring mistakes and enhance their recruitment processes, minimize risks, and contribute to building a strong and successful workforce. Below are some best practices for building your stellar team.

  • Define Clear Job Descriptions: Clearly outline job responsibilities, qualifications, and expectations to attract the right candidates.
  • Leverage Technology: Use applicant tracking systems, appropriate AI tools, and other technology to streamline recruitment processes and identify top talent efficiently.
  • Recruit and Hire Compliantly: Be familiar with and follow federal and state restrictions on job application and interview questions (see our self-service solutions below).
  • Implement Skill Assessments: Utilize skills assessments as appropriate or practical tasks to evaluate candidates' capabilities and expertise.
  • Prioritize Soft Skills: Consider interpersonal skills, communication abilities, and adaptability alongside technical skills.
  • Provide Career Development Opportunities: Highlight opportunities for growth and advancement within the organization to appeal to ambitious candidates.
  • Employee Onboarding Program: Develop a comprehensive onboarding program to ensure a smooth transition for new hires.
  • Flexibility in Work Arrangements: Offer flexible work options to accommodate the preferences and needs of diverse candidates.
  • Promote Diversity and Inclusion: Actively promote a diverse and inclusive workplace, recognizing the value of different perspectives and backgrounds.
  • Continuous Learning and Training: Emphasize ongoing learning opportunities, showcasing the organization's commitment to employee development.

As an employer, you are expected to know employment laws and you are required to adhere to them! fpSOLUTIONS offers employers in New York and California New Hire Packets. Knowing what must be provided to each employee and having all the correct, compliant and up-to-date forms, notices and policies as well as the nuanced new hire reporting requirements will save time, money, and stress and help avoid costly litigation.