Happy New Year! Hiring Resolutions

10 Hiring Resolutions for 2015

As the new year approaches, we often take time to reflect on the past year and our personal goals for the future. There is always room for self-improvement. Maybe lose some weight, run a marathon, clean the junk drawer, learn how to play chess, or any number of other things that have been on the back-burner.

This year, I challenge our friends and colleagues involved in the hiring process to consider making a few work-related resolutions. Not the kind of resolution that involves getting that promotion, but the type of resolutions that will make the ideal employee–the one that thinks of everything. Making attainable goals for yourself can improve your stock value in the office.

Here are 10 common resolutions that can be transferred to your hiring process:


Fall in Love – Eliminate the Drawbacks of Your Job

Maybe your heart has been broken before, but you are ready to get back out there. This is the perfect opportunity to fall back in love with your job. What better way to fall in love than to get rid of all the monotonous tasks? An applicant tracking system can do that, and allow you to focus on the aspects of your job that you enjoy–like hiring an employee who is the perfect fit.

Lose Weight – Streamline Your Hiring Process With An ATS

Are you still hiring the old fashion way? That’s heavy lifting. Painfully logging into several job boards or career sites, individually posting jobs, and then checking them one-by-one is a thing of the past. At least it could be a thing of the past for you, when you use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). An ATS allows hiring managers to have a single interface that keeps track of applicants who apply from anywhere… even from those job fairs.

Clean the Junk Drawer – Archive Unwanted Applicants

With ExactHire’s applicant tracking system, you don’t need to keep viewing all your unqualified applicants. It’s easy to archive these unwanted (for the time) applicants in the system so that you can concentrate on the qualified candidates and ensure a smooth hiring process.

Run a Marathon – Surround Yourself With The Right People

Quit hiring employees just to have a body in the office! Hire the right employees who will keep the pace and run with you toward success. Background checks, assessments, electronic reference checking and personal service  support will help you hire the ideal person to run with you.

Visit Great Aunt Margot in the Nursing Home | Follow Up On References

It is easy to neglect things when they’re not always in front of you, even when you have good intentions. Likewise, references are often difficult to get to. But getting references can really help you decide between seemingly like-qualified applicants.

Electronic reference checking makes this task a breeze. There is no need to spend hours playing telephone-tag, just send the applicant an email and check back in a few days. It is really that easy.

Learn to Play Chess – Adopt New Software

Software can be intimidating, but you can overcome that if you approach it with the belief that you will learn and eventually enjoy using it. With the combination of our user-friendly interface and one-on-one trainings, you will quickly learn all the right moves to master our software. And if you ever question “moving your Queen’s Bishop to C4”, you can reference our vast collection of tip sheets and videos, or call product support.

Get Organized – View Applicants In One Place

There are enough things to remember without the added stress of checking dozens of job boards for applicants. HireCentric is an applicant tracking system that will work for you, keep you and your business organized, and deliver the results you yearn for in the midst of HR chaos.

Grow an Herb Garden – Cultivating An Applicant Pool

So maybe growing basil and dill weed isn’t your greatest strength, but growing your employee base with quality people that fit in and do great work should be. Spending a little effort on creating email templates will help you nurture your growing employee base and simplify the process by easily filtering out candidates who are not qualified.

Watch Less TV – Spend More Time On Top Talent

Wasting time is an issue that has no place at work. Stop watching those commercials and fast-forward to get to the good stuff. Disqualifying candidates based on certain answers keeps those applicants at bay by identifying them before you even see their application and read through their resume.

Stop Smoking – Continually Improve Your Process

Bad habits are hard to break, but you can do it! Futile recruiting efforts are for the birds. With HireCentric, you have access to reports and SEO information that help you determine where your effort will count the most.

Image credit: new year by Sally Mahoney (contact)

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