KNOW YOUR HIRING RECIPE
No one thinks a cooking recipe looks like this:
1. Grab ingredients.
2. Mix them.
3. Put in oven.
4. Take out when ready.
To be a recipe, you need specifics:
-WHAT ingredients are you mixing?
-HOW are you mixing them together (how much, how long in oven, what temperature, etc.)?
Everyone knows that in cooking, but for some reason people often forget this in hiring...
Some people think a hiring recipe looks like this:
1. Review resume.
2. Do phone screen.
2. Do interview.
3. Extend offer if everyone likes the person.
Same as in cooking, the above isn't a recipe because it lacks the specifics needed to be helpful...or effective...or repeatable.
If you're trying to hire accurately, you need a recipe that gets specific.
That means specifically defining WHAT and HOW.
-WHAT attributes are you measuring
-HOW are you measuring them (what questions are you asking, how are you scoring candidates' responses, etc.)
You wouldn't make this mistake in cooking.
Don't make it in your hiring process. Get specific.