Hiring and onboarding new employees to your team is all too often treated as an afterthought, or best case, as an at-the-moment-thought. Employees deserve a well-thought out experience that includes them from the very beginning–from the creation of the position description—to that time after they’ve become integrated into our teams and organizations.
As candidates, the process can appear opaque, random, and daunting as you try to apply for jobs that you hope you actually want, create a convincing portfolio or two (one for online and one for presentation), and prepare for any number of questions, planned or unplanned.
Hiring managers can trace some of these imperfect scenarios all the way back to the creation of job performance profiles or position descriptions, and how they were created, and who was included in the creation. When we understand the entire journey from job seeker to employee, we see the value of treating onboarding as an ending of a particular process instead of a solitary event in time.
We’ll explore approaches that you can customize and put into practice to drive a candidate-centered hiring and onboarding process that helps everyone find their way into your organization in a thoughtful and deliberate manner. We’ll also identify processes you can explore as a candidate to ensure you’re making meaningful choices that helps keep your career on the track you’ve always wanted.
Key Takeaways for Hiring Managers
- Alternate approaches to identifying the right targets—casting a smarter net, not a wider net, to increase the likelihood of success for your hires
- Ways to consider engaging and staying engaged with potential and new teammates to your organization
- Approaches to onboarding and making the new hire experience more positive for new team members
- A framework that will help you determine what you want (and don’t want) in your next hire
Key Takeaways for Job Seekers
- Alternate approaches to identifying the right positions to increase the likelihood of success in your application
- A framework that will help you determine what you want (and don’t want) on the next position you apply for
- How to build your portfolio to land a job, determining what it is that you would like to showcase