When it comes to running a warehouse, your biggest asset is your staff. And yet, as one of Dade County’s top staffing agencies, Future Force knows that finding and hiring the best people can often be a challenge for managers thanks to a few common mistakes. What are they, so you can avoid them? Here’s a look:
Waiting until the last minute.
Don’t get into a situation where you’re desperate to hire. When you do, you will end up making a hasty hiring decision that can lead to a big mistake. Instead, to avoid this happening, you should always be networking and recruiting. That way, you’ll have a talent pipeline ready to tap to work for you once you do need to hire.
Posting vague job descriptions.
Want to attract the best people? One of the best and easiest ways is through clear job descriptions. This means making sure you’re focusing on the ins and outs of a particular job, and also why applicants should want to work for you. Unfortunately, too many times, long-winded and hard-to-understand job descriptions are posted instead, which deter top candidates from applying.
Not preparing for interviews.
Don’t walk into an interview with a potential candidate unprepared. Instead, make sure you know the skills and experience you’re screening for, and have a list of specific questions that will help you screen for them. Beyond that, outline the flow of the conversation so it’s structured and as productive as possible.
Not evaluating character.
Sure, you need people with a certain technical skill set. But it’s also important to hire those you can trust, who will be honest and who will work hard for you. That’s why it’s important to evaluate each candidate for these kinds of traits during the hiring process.
Not testing skills or checking references.
Beyond interviewing an individual candidate, it’s also important for you to verify their skills and background. This will not only help you ensure they have the skills you need, but it will also to give you peace of mind that you’re hiring the best talent possible and avoiding a potential hiring mistake.
Not offering enough hours.
Eager job candidates often want to work as many hours as possible. Therefore, if you’re not offering enough, or they’re inconsistent, the best workers might not want to join your company.
Only focusing on your needs.
As an employer, you certainly have specific expectations and needs when hiring for a role. However, when you want the most talented people, you also have to focus some of your efforts on them and why they would want to work for you. So talk about the perks and benefits of working for your organization, as well as what the work culture is like and what potential new hires could expect if they work there.
Need more help hiring for your warehouse?
Call in the staffing experts at Future Force. As one of Dade County’s top staffing agencies, we can provide you with fast access to the high-quality employees you need, whether on a full-time, temporary or contract basis. Contact us today to learn more.