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According to a study by Leadership IQ, did you know that “46% of newly-hired employees will fail within 18 months?” Chances are you or your hiring team have experienced this trend when it comes to finding quality talent. You put out an ad for an open position, sort through applications and resumes, and begin the interview process. Then you select the best candidates for a second round, and maybe even a third. Then you hire an impressive person who seems like a great fit for the position, and with a smile and a handshake, they’re hired. You’ve done your due diligence, and you may have even put them on a probationary period, but several months later they’re a dud, and you have to start the hiring process all over again. What’s a company to do when they need to hire quality talent? Below are 3 factors to consider when it comes to perfecting your hiring process.

Go Beyond Looking For A Great Resume-Resumes are definitely an important component when it comes to hiring, but don’t let them be the strongest factor in the hiring process. They give great information about past job performance but are a poor indicator of future success with a company. They should be used as part of a combination approach to hiring which includes seeking out passive candidates in addition to active ones, utilizing assessments, and a multi-step interview process.

Streamline Your Hiring Process-Make sure you have a fair hiring system that you use in the same way for every applicant. Variations in your process can drastically affect the impact that candidates make. This makes it possible for certain candidates to sway your team’s hiring decision, regardless of whether they are the right person for the position.

Define Culture Fit-Every company has a culture. In some companies, employees may adhere to strict corporate dress codes and have to navigate an intense work environment. Others may allow a more laid back culture, in which employees dress casually, and are encouraged to maintain a healthy work/life balance. The more in tune you are with your company’s culture, the more in tune you’ll be with knowing who your ideal hire is based on how well they’ll fit in with the expectations, demands, and energy of their new workplace.

Having a system for finding quality talent is one of the most important parts of a healthy business. Getting it down to a science can save a company time and money, by ensuring that the right candidate gets the position every time. Our proprietary system, X-FACTOR, can do just that. It’s a more scientific and methodical approach to hiring, going way beyond resumes and interviews, that we customize to align with your company’s goals to ensure hiring success. For more information on how the X-FACTOR system can make your hiring dreams come true, contact us. For more information on hiring quality talent, download our free white paper on Perfecting the Perfect Hire below.

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