As a small company we don’t have the resources bigger organizations can deploy to finding the right employee. I don’t have the personnel or time necessary to review each resume/application we get and verify the information.
Making things worse is that many use templates or resume creation tools like those found on indeed to create their resume, so all resumes look and read the same. There are many articles on hiring good employees and full of suggestions like:
- Pre-screen candidates
- Review each resume carefully
- Ask the right interview questions
Finding the right employee is easier if we narrow our search by testing our candidates for the skills we require throughout the hiring process.
Doing this we were able to quickly narrow eligible candidates with minimal effort and in a very short period of time (minutes vs. hours).
At the time of this writing we are hiring for three different positions, one is a social media associate. Our requirements among others called for a self motivated, focused and responsible person with attention to detail who is able to work independently.
So I got started. I posted the job opening on our blog and included a form that applicants needed to fill in COMPLETELY. I shared this on social media and posted the same on indeed with one difference,