This chapter continues our discussion of the hiring process, focusing on how to select the right new hire from a pool of candidates. These steps include interviewing, decision making (a vastly underrated part of the process), and reference checks (Figure 2-1).
As your company grows, you may notice these warning signs that your hiring process is not scaling:
Negative feedback about the hiring process from candidates themselves. This can come from candidates who went through the same interview multiple times, encountered unprepared interviewers, or waded through general disorganization.
Difficulty closing candidates due to delays in the offer process. When the management team doesn’t trust the decision-making process, they may dig into details of the interview feedback and require additional interviews or reference checks before a final decision can be made.
Veteran employees complain that the quality of new employees has decreased. This may indicate that your hiring process lacks rigor or is failing to scale with team growth.
Your team lacks the diversity needed to be successful, and/or your candidate pipeline closely matches the demographics of the existing team members.
Hiring managers bring on poorly qualified new hires because they are desperate for help. This ...