Whenever your company needs new engineering talent, it is important to take a thorough and measured approach to the hiring process. Moving too quickly to hire just anyone brings a risk of making a mistake in your decision. This costs the organization in both the time spent searching for a new engineer, as well as the expenses incurred onboarding someone who didn’t last at your office.
With the right hiring choice in mind, let’s take a look at a few of the dangers of proceeding too quickly when searching for a new engineer.
Not Finding an Employee Who Believes in Your Company Vision
When interviewing candidates, it is important to take the time to find someone compatible with company’s culture and vision. Make it a point to ask some questions on this topic during the interview. It’s even better when an engineering candidate researches your organization beforehand and has a question or two about your culture.
You also need to dedicate a page or two on your company website describing your vision and culture to potentially attract compatible candidates.
Failure to Plan the Hiring Process
Simply rushing as fast as possible to hire a new engineer doesn’t give you enough time for a well-considered hiring process. Don’t let the enthusiasm to bring in some new blood force you into hiring a substandard engineer. This is where a patient approach pays off when a superior candidate arrives on your doorstep for an interview a few days later.
Spend the time developing a hiring plan for both your long-term and short-term staffing needs. When it comes time to look for new talent, showing a little patience is the key.
Poorly Defined Assessment Criteria
A major risk of hiring too quickly is the lack of time to fully define what your company needs in a new engineer. A clearly defined section on assessment criteria needs to be a significant part of the organization’s hiring plan. Anyone responsible for vetting resumes and interviewing candidates must fully understand these criteria while using this information to rate candidates before and after their interview.
Following all three tips helps ensure a correct hiring decision gets made each time.
When your organization needs further assistance when searching for new engineers, talk to the experts at Venteon. As one of the top engineering staffing agencies in Michigan and the Midwest, we also offer great candidates able to contribute to your company’s success. Schedule some time to chat with us at your earliest convenience.