Creating A Hiring Checklist
Hiring employees isn't something you can do off the seat of your pants. Without a solid plan in place, you will find yourself getting candidates who are either not qualified for the job or are just not serious. There are many ways to plan out your hiring process, but one of the best is to create a checklist.
Checklists are great because they force you to remember all of the things you need to do. Life at a nonprofit can be hectic, so having a list of everything you need to accomplish when looking for a new employee will make things more organized.
What items should you include on your checklist? Below are some suggestions that should give you a good idea of what is most important:
- Hold a meeting with the recruiter, the human resources manager, and a coworker or internal customer. Can you afford to hire new employees?
- Develop the key requirements needed from the new position and what characteristics you want from a potential employee. These can include qualifications, traits, and experience.
- Develop the job description of the position with the help your HR manager.
- What is the salary range for this position? Figure out what is reasonable by reviewing your current positions or reading salary reports to determining what is acceptable.
- Start posting the position on online job boards and/or your own job bulletin site.
- Send an e-mail to all of your employees informing them that you are currently hiring.
- Advise all interested internal candidates to fill out applications.
- Talk to the individuals who will be conducting job interviews so that they are clear about their role in the interview process.
- Spread the news about your job opening in your industry and to your employees' network contacts.
These are not all of the items that should be on your checklist, but they are some of the most important. The key is to make sure that everything you need to remember is on your list.