Finding the right talent for your business can be complicated and time-consuming, with the hiring process about
more than just choosing the right candidate for the job – it’s also about attracting the best candidates, who in
today’s competitive job market may have their pick of roles to go for.
With statistics from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation showing that businesses fail to hire the
suitable person for two out of five roles, it can be a costly mistake to make, so it pays to make sure you’re
bringing the right talent on board.
So how do you refine your hiring process? We look at some of the most common mistakes employers make when
hiring, and what you can do to improve your own recruitment process.
An analysis spanning multiple UK industries found that over 90% of workers in the UK experience workplace
stress, with workload, job insecurity and conflict with colleagues and managers among the most common
causes. Stress or demotivation at work can aggravate employees' pre-existing physical and mental health
conditions and affect their lives outside of work too.
A job interview is the most important step in the recruitment process, and you’ll want to create a positive
interview experience for all candidates, whether or not they are successful. A recent LinkedIn survey found that
83 per cent of candidates would change their mind about a role due to an unsatisfactory interview, while 87 per
cent of candidates reported that a positive interview experience would make them more likely to accept the job.