If you fail to implement a thoughtful hiring process, it will cost you dearly. Depending on the size of your organization, a bad hire can cost your company in excess of $50,000.
From unprofessionalism in the hiring process to mismatching the best fit for the job, a careless hiring process can sap up your profits. Matching the best fit for the job can be tricky but well worth it if you keep natural hardwiring in mind throughout the entire process, including how you onboard and train your new hire.
Recently, I met a woman who was in search of a position. She was naturally wired as an internal thinker who is methodical and detail oriented. She was thrilled to have found a position where she would be processing paperwork and providing telephone support.
During the new hire’s first day, the leadership partnered her with an inexperienced trainer who was naturally wired completely opposite of the new hire. The trainer quickly bounced back and forth from one training process to another. She just didn’t know how to train someone who was more sequential by their nature.
To the trainer, the new employee was too slow. The employer decided to release the new employee after just one day. What the employer didn’t realize is that once the new employee learned the process sequentially, they would have found that she would have refined the process, producing work of high quality.
Unfortunately, the employer who hired her was missing out on how best to train her as they brought her onboard. By not keeping wiring in mind during their onboard process, this employer set themselves up for failure from the beginning.
First, they should have identified the best wiring for the job. If they wanted a methodical or sequential individual who would be handling the routine paperwork, they needed to adjust their training approach.
Second, they left it up to an inexperienced employee to facilitate training to a brand new employee. The trainer naturally executed the way she was naturally wired, juggling multiple processes without completing the first, which was simply ineffective in this case.
Human wiring goes far deeper than what we learn by reading a resume or glean from an interview. Understanding how a candidate is wired is an essential piece of information that must be available to consistently make the best hiring decision. When you know this information and have an onboarding process that trains new hires in the most optimal way, you’ll turn your hiring process from fail to fabulous.
Learn more about your innate wiring in our Free On-Demand Teleseminar: Unstoppable Leader