Prepare and defend against a disaster


Fall hiring is on its way. As an employee, having proper staffing levels is critical to maintaining your business. Many companies see an increase in production and sales during the fall months. However, if you are not thinking about fall hiring now, during the summer months, you may be too late. It is a good idea to put some time into the process of creating a hiring plan now, so that you can bring in the top candidates for any position. A hiring plan does not have to be complex, but it needs to be as thorough as possible to point you in the right directly for your proper staffing levels.

Define Your Needs

The first step to gaining proper staffing levels is to define what those are. You may be able to look back at old schedules and production levels and to make decisions based on this. However, many companies are seeing increases in sales and volume this year compared to previous years. Be sure to factor in the needs you have based on the percentage increase you have. Otherwise, your hiring plan will not be accurate. You may also want to consider how many part time and how many full time employees are necessary.

Move Sooner Rather Than Later

It is also important for the human resource department to get ads and care position details out early rather than waiting until there are only a few weeks prior to your needs hitting. There is a lot to do today as a human resource department before bringing employees on. For example, you need to invest in proper background screenings, more than one job interview, and employee training. With all of this, you still need time, as a human resource department to search through dozens of applications, too. To meet proper staffing levels, focus on launching your hiring plan early.

Showcase the Why

Now that you have a hiring plan in place, tell the world about your needs. However, this is a more competitive job market with more businesses luring in top candidates. In order to achieve the proper staffing levels, you need to give top candidates a reason to apply to your company instead of another one. Be sure to discuss hiring benefits in your job description.

Your hiring plan should consider all of your needs for top candidates. That includes part time and full time employees. It should factor in things like your proper staffing levels for today's volume and production. Get started now to avoid problems later.


Source by Todd B Bavol

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