Excellent candidate communication is a key indicator of a successful hiring process. However, all that can be for naught if there is a communication breakdown internally. As a hiring manager, what can you do to keep everyone in the loop and bring on a great team member?
Utilize Your Team: Who will be working with your new hire? Other department heads? Their team of peers? Consider who can and should be included in the hiring process to help the hiring manager make the best decision.
Prepare Interviewers: Once you know who will be involved, don’t leave them hanging. Share applicant information – from resumes to assessment scores to past interview answers – so interviewers have the full picture before they speak with a candidate.
Evaluate Consistently: Use a standard method to review applicants across key competencies for the role. For example, ask the the same couple questions of each interviewer after the interview. This helps everyone involved stay focused on what’s most important, as well as making an overall evaluation of the candidate easier when decision time arrives.
Share Updates: Whether you move forward or not with any candidate, keep everyone in the loop. This is especially important when a candidate is an employee referral. By keeping the employee updated as their referral moves through the steps, you ensure you’re fostering good will with your current team (whether or not their candidate is hired).
How does your team keep everyone in the loop when it comes to making great hires?
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