New Year, New Hires: Don’t Botch These Basics

January 5, 2024 Employment Law

If you are planning to hire in 2024, it will be important to ensure that your company’s recruitment and hiring practices are reflective of the times. A lot has changed in recent years, and these changes have had a major impact on the ways that companies identify, screen, interview and onboard new employees. If your company is behind the times, it will show, and it may cause desirable candidates to go elsewhere to build their careers.  

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring in 2024

What do you need to know about hiring in 2024? Here are five critical mistakes to avoid:

Mistake #1: Failing to Clearly Define Positions, Job Responsibilities, and Benefits

Today’s job candidates aren’t shy about shopping around. They want to know what they will be doing, and they want to know what they can expect from their day-to-day experience in the workplace. If you haven’t clearly defined the position for which you are hiring, its responsibilities and the benefits that come with it, you will likely find yourself struggling to generate interest within your desired candidate pool.

Mistake #2: Taking a One-Size-Fits-All Approach

While it is important to be able to clearly explain what job candidates can expect, it is equally important not to take a one-size-fits-all approach. From tailoring work-life-balance to making reasonable accommodations, companies must also be prepared to address desirable candidates’ specific wants and needs in order to attract top talent.

Mistake #3: Overemphasizing Experience While Overlooking Potential

Relevant experience can be important. In some occupations, real-world experience is the only way to develop the skills, knowledge, and insights needed to perform at a high level. But, as an executive, manager, or human resources (HR) professional, it is important not to overemphasize experience when you should be focusing on potential instead. If a new hire can grow with the company, this can often foster a highly productive and mutually beneficial long-term employment relationship.

Mistake #4: Failing to Take a Process-Based Approach

From recruitment through training, effectively managing the hiring process requires a process-based approach. Having appropriate policies and procedures in place will help ensure not only that your company’s HR functions operate as efficiently as possible, but also that mistakes and oversights do not lead to missed opportunities or potential liability.  

Mistake #5: Placing Too Much Trust in Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a big topic in 2024, and many companies are already using AI in their HR functions. But, while AI can have benefits when used correctly, companies must be careful not to place too much trust in AI too soon. For example, bias in AI is a very real concern, and biased recruitment and hiring processes can get companies into trouble.

Ready to Make the Most of Recruitment and Hiring in 2024? Contact AR Group

At AR Group, we help companies of all sizes implement and execute effective recruitment and onboarding processes. To learn more, give us a call at 720-452-3300 or tell us how we can help online today.