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How Can You Make Sure You Hire the Right Employee?

If you are a business owner, there is a good chance that you are constantly looking for the best talent possible to add to your existing teams. And while your HR teams may know the best places to post your job listings, communicate with prospective talent or coordinate interviews, the steps being taken may not be landing the top talent available or could be focusing on temporary employees that are not looking for their “next career opportunity.” To help break away from the never-ending staffing churn that manufacturing facilities face, it is important to work with performance staffing professionals to develop modern solutions. 

This is a particularly extensive problem for manufacturing industries as their positions are generally considered very tedious and monotonous. This inevitably leads to employee burn-out and excessive turnover that could be avoided if a different approach were in place that spread the workload, addressed employee concerns and provided opportunities for career advancement. Before we explain some of the best ways to ensure a manufacturer can hire and retain the best talent possible, it is important to look at some common hiring mistakes that employers can make. 

Common Manufacturing Hiring Mistakes 

The overall success of a manufacturing company will ultimately depend on the teams they have in place at any given time, as well as the individual employees within those team’s commitment to ensuring they are fulfilling their employment duties. This impact alone makes it worthwhile to ensure that you are falling into the traps created by common manufacturing hiring mistakes and, instead, are investing in modular solutions that can be shifted as needed to improve employee morale and reduce the chances of excessive churn. Some mistakes that should be avoided to ensure you hire the right employee include: 

  • Hiring the First Good Candidate – As a business owner or HR professional, it can be hard to let the first good candidate you talk to walk away without a job offer. If hiring without the assistance of a performance staffing team, taking the time to finish all interviews with the top candidates first is critical for success. Once interviews are completed, take the time to thoroughly evaluate them and refine your potential candidates. 
  • Overselling the Position – Although a manufacturer may want to make their open positions sound as compelling as possible to potentially interested talent, trying too hard to convince them can seal the deal but leave them jaded further down the line. Of course, this can then lead to increased churn and a continued loss of employees. 
  • Not Highlighting Company Culture – Company culture is more important in a modern business environment than it ever has been. So important, that it often sits at the top of the list for most employees because they are finally looking for a career they will love instead of a quick paycheck. If a manufacturer provides extensive benefits to employees, these should be highlighted to attract and retain the best talent. 

While only a small sample of the hiring mistakes that are possible in manufacturing, it is important to understand that many different problems can occur that may make traditional hiring methods seem less important in the grand scheme of things. Taking the time to review the unique goals and current standing of a manufacturing organization is critical for determining what approach would most benefit their existing or future goals. Certified Source can help by filling critical roles with the best talent possible from our extensive candidate pools. 

Performance Staffing for Manufacturing 

As a modern approach to manufacturing staffing, performance staffing is the perfect fit for any organization that is having trouble retaining employees or sourcing the top talent in their local area. As a unique staffing agency, Certified Source works to constantly build and maintain our worker pools to ensure that our clients have access to the top talent available, whenever it may be needed. Although, one of the best reasons to invest in performance staffing is the ability for a staffing provider to take full control over your employee teams, monitor them for effectiveness and adjust as needed to improve productivity or quality of work. 

At Certified Source, we go above and beyond to make sure our clients are protected and experience service excellence. All our staff members are Certified Staffing Professionals credentialed by the American Staffing Association. To learn more about the ways we are providing Oklahoma businesses with staffing solutions or determine how our services may help your business, we encourage you to contact us. We look forward to helping you! 

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