Climbing the Greenhouse Hiring Maturity™ curve
Once you’ve understood the Greenhouse Hiring Maturity™ curve and taken the assessment to see where your team currently sits, what happens next? This is the time to start taking action. The great news is that no matter where you fall on the Hiring Maturity curve, there are changes you can make now to start improving your hiring process. This article outlines many actions you can take – remember to start small and pick just one or two focus areas as you start driving significant change in your hiring efforts.
We’ve identified four important competencies within hiring to work on as you move up the Hiring Maturity curve:
- Identifying and attracting the best talent for your organization
- Owning every moment of your hiring experience
- Making confident, informed hiring decisions
- Using data to drive operational excellence and improve over time
These four competencies represent the foundation of excellent hiring. By focusing on these specific areas, you’ll be honing in on the essential skills and behaviors that your team needs to develop to become more strategic at hiring.
This article focuses on identifying and attracting the best talent for your organization. We’ve outlined recommendations to help your team move the needle and become more sophisticated in this particular area of hiring. Your company may not progress up the curve from Chaotic up to Strategic in a linear way, and that’s completely okay. Read through each section and take the most relevant next step based on your organization – every small step is a move toward hiring excellence and achieving your business goals that much faster.
Identify and attract
What does it mean to identify and attract the best talent for your organization? Why should you focus on it?
Candidates make decisions about job opportunities at a company from the moment they land on your career page. How your company communicates your brand, culture and available opportunities impacts the reach of your organization and the quality of your candidate pool. Creating a seamless application process means that the right candidates can easily apply. Once in your pipeline, a well-structured hiring process and a clear line of communication will ensure that your candidates develop a good first impression of your company.
As companies climb the Hiring Maturity curve, we see them start to focus on a few key behaviors to improve their ability to identify and attract top talent.
Use your Hiring Maturity assessment results and company insights to assess where you currently sit – these corresponding suggested actions will help you get better over time.