This may all sound like a lot of work and the structure that is going to be difficult to implement. The reality is that it is not at all difficult, but it does come down to process, process, process. 

Each of the 10 mistakes outlined above can really be easily eliminated and all it takes is a little bit of planning and a little bit more application. As with any process, the most important thing is to stick with whatever you have and not deviate from it.

After all, a mediocre plan that is perfectly executed is light-years ahead of a perfect plan and that is poorly implemented. Take what you can and make sure that you do that part properly and you will be light-years ahead of most of your competitors.

The Four Critical Steps to Hiring

  • Establish the Profile

    Make sure that you know what talent you are trying to hire. Start from scratch and take time to define the job rather than rushing and simply rehiring the person that you are replacing.    

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  • Develop the Process

    Successful hiring depends on having real choices. Write advertisements that will attract a large pool of candidates and have a process so that heavy response levels don’t stretch your resources    .

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  • Grade Candidates

    You can’t afford to rush the selection process. You need to have an effective screening process and evaluate candidate skills carefully in relation to the job profile you established.

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  • Evaluate and Execute

    It is essential to have a robust interviewing process. You need to have candidates interviewed thoroughly and then check references and do background checks.

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