Your inbox is busting full of resumes — most of which do not remotely fit the role you’re hiring for. You need someone yesterday. You’ve already wasted hours sorting through resumes and no one seems to fit the bill.
While most use a job description as the starting process, they really should begin their quest using a job benchmark. Job benchmarking is the most objective way to identify the skills, behaviors, motivators, and acumen the job itself both demands and rewards. With a benchmark, you can evaluate candidates against that standard and move those who are an inherently good match through the process.
Even though you commit to being objective, it is nearly impossible not to draw on your past experiences and perceptions to make judgments, whether that be in the resume review process or during the interviews themselves. The truth is that once you interview a candidate, you are biased toward hiring them, that’s why an objective, unbiased applicant screening process needs to be in place before hiring.
It truly does not have to be. Establishing an assessment-based screening system programmed to identify job-based matching to a person’s core behaviors, motivations, and inherent skills will transform your hiring into a talent match experience that is less time-consuming and cost-effective.