How to Increase Your Hiring Success Rate by 20%

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How to Increase Your Hiring Success Rate by 20%

Encourager-In-Chief: January 18th, 2017

Touch base two weeks after the person takes a job with someone else.

If you ever tried to hire a new employee who winds up accepting another offer, take heart. All is not lost. As a recruiter for many years, one thing I’ve learned is that the grass is not always greener on the other employer’s side of the fence.

While you are sitting there moping about what might have been, you may still have a golden opportunity to get that person to work for you. The reality is many employees become quickly disillusioned when the newness of the job wears off. This usually happens about two weeks after the person starts the new job because there is a misunderstanding of the terms of hire. Sometimes, it is the result of an honest error. Sadly, it also occurs when an employer reneges on a promise which was not put in writing.

When the latter occurs, employees find themselves stuck in a job working for someone who is not honorable and regretting the decision. This is where you come in. Call the person two weeks after starting the new job and ask how things are going. If the person is regretting the decision, find out why. If promises were not kept and you really want to hire this applicant, offer to put your terms of the agreement in writing so the applicant knows you will keep your word.

You might feel like you are poaching from a competitor, but the applicant may feel you are throwing him or her a much needed and appreciated lifeline. One last thing: Honor your word.

It’s never the wrong time to hire the right person.
- Dave Romeo

This excerpt is taken from my How to Hire Winners seminar.

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