An unfilled role presents different challenges in different situations. Learn how to evaluate the situation and how to work with the hiring manger to meet the challenge.
- Think about the last time you were asked to recruit…for a job that had been open for an extended period of time.…Did you ask yourself if recruiting for this job…was best use of your time?…Did you wonder how the hiring manager…is handling the problems caused by the job…being open for so long?…Before you begin to recruit for this requisition,…you need to understand the problems caused…by an unfilled role.…If you request a target date to fill an unfilled role,…pay special attention to the answer you receive.…
The hiring manager will often respond by saying,…"when you find the right person, we'll interview them."…In this response, the hiring manager said they would…interview your candidates,…but they never said when they expect to hire.…When you initially speak to a hiring manager,…it is important to ask about problems caused…by the open job.…If your hiring manager doesn't reveal any problems…or issues, there may not be any urgency to fill the job.…
Try to determine the specific reason…the job has been open so long.…
- Define minimum requirements for each position.
- Identify unique selling points to peak the interest of potential employees.
- Determine the number of candidates being considered for a position when you accept a requisition.
- Explain a helpful strategy for determining the best hiring targets.
- Recall a strategy that will help you book all of the candidates you present to hiring managers.