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Equip Managers to Recruit Quality Staff

Improve the quality of the talent acquisition process.

  • Poor hiring practices are common and costly.
  • A well-structured interview process can improve the quality of hire and help organizations identify creative candidate.
  • However, hiring managers need training. 1 in 5 survey respondents stated they lacked the skills to interview and hire people effectively (SHRM, 2017).

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • There are no shortcuts to a quality hire. A structured interview process is the most reliable way to find top talent.
  • Stop asking candidates questions that don’t help predict the type of employee they will be. Carefully define the kind of candidate you want, ask questions that matter, and know what counts as a good answer.

Impact and Result

  • Implement a well-structured interview process to help hiring managers:
    • Improve the quality of hire.
    • Reduce the cost of bad hires.
    • Identify candidates with strong creative processing skills.
    • Improve the candidate experience

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McLean & Company is an HR research and advisory firm providing practical solutions to human resources challenges via executable research, tools, diagnostics, and advisory services that have a clear and measurable impact on your business.

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A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your HR problems.

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Get the help you need in this 1-phase advisory process. You'll receive 1 touchpoints with our researchers, all included in your membership.

  • Call 1: Discuss the training material, and how to customize it with organization-specific processes.


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