As leading Phoenix recruiters, PrideStaff knows it happens to the best employers. You have one position you can’t seem to keep filled. Just when you think you found the ideal person, they hand in their two weeks notice. Is it the company culture? The job duties? Something else entirely?

If you’re having a hard time keeping a position filled, here are 4 areas to assess:

#1: The position’s challenges.

During the hiring process, you want to sell the opportunity so you can attract the best candidates. But if the position comes with a few major downsides – that you don’t communicate to candidates – they’re going to feel blindsided once on the job.

While you don’t want to focus on the negatives during the hiring process, it’s important to give job candidates a clear and accurate picture of what the job entails and what it’s like working at your company. It may take a little longer to find the right person, but when you do, they’ll be a better fit.

#2: The candidate screening process.

Another area in your hiring process to evaluate is how you’re screening candidates. Are you hiring in a hurry? Or are you taking your time to ask detailed questions and conduct background and reference checks? Having a consistent and thorough hiring process will have a big impact on the quality of candidates you hire.

#3: The pay and benefits.

If you have a position that’s become a revolving door, then it’s important to look at the pay and benefits you’re offering (or not offering) for the position. If you’re paying less than what the competition is for a similar position, then that’s probably why you can’t keep people in the role. They’re going to move on as soon as they find a job that pays better.

Likewise, make sure you’re offering competitive benefits. You may even want to up the ante here – such as by offering more vacation time – if you want to attract the best candidates.

#4: The company culture.

When you’re interviewing candidates, make sure you’re talking about company culture. If a candidate is an extreme extrovert – and your work environment tends to be on the quieter side – they might not be the best fit.

Also look at your company onboarding process. If new hires aren’t properly onboarded and trained, it can lead to frustration and disengagement.

Ready to outsource hiring to the experts?

If you don’t have the time or resources to hire for positions at your company, especially those hard-to-fill ones, leave it to the experts at PrideStaff. As leading Phoenix recruiters, we have the knowledge, proven processes, and candidate network to help you fill positions quickly with qualified, dependable people. Contact PrideStaff today to learn more about how we can help you.

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