3 Ways to Improve Your Manufacturing Hiring Process

Jun 22, 2017 | Hiring

It’s no secret that in order to have a successful company, you must hire the right people for your team. In today’s job market, finding top manufacturing talent can be tough. The process is often time consuming and can be costly if you hire the wrong person.

When searching for top talent for your manufacturing team, keep in mind the following ways you can improve your manufacturing process:

1. Create a Hiring Scorecard or Checklist

When interviewing multiple candidates for a position, it is important to stay organized. Create a “hiring scorecard” or “checklist” of interview questions. This will help you structure your interviews and make sure you are asking the same questions to each candidate, without bias. Make sure to include questions about training, certifications, education and experience. When you finish each round of interviews, reference your scorecards and use them to evaluate the candidates you interviewed. You will find that it will be easier to compare each applicant this way.


2. Give a Skills Test

When searching for top talent, traditional hiring methods, like resumes and interviews, are necessary and helpful. However, for some skilled manufacturing positions, these methods, when used alone, can be unreliable.

Research shows that roughly 56 percent of people lie on their resumes – the most common lie being an embellishing of skills. Skills could also potentially be embellished during an interview. A way to combat this is to have potential hires complete a skills test. For example, if you are hiring a welder, you might ask a candidate to demonstrate their welding knowledge by performing a certain type of welding. Another example would be giving a  measurement test to a quality control position, etc.


3. Partner With an Industry-Specific Staffing Company

Partner with a staffing company to upgrade the quality of your workforce. You will save time while the staffing company does the footwork to find the best candidate to join your team. Job opening promotions and advertising, background checks, phone screening… leave it to the staffing company so you can focus on your business.

At Alliance Technical Solutions, we specialize in skilled manufacturing career placements. Our industry specialization means we can fill jobs approximately twice as fast as generalist firms, saving you time and money on your staffing and recruitment needs. Contact us to learn how we can help you build a top-performing manufacturing team. www.alliancetechnical.jobs or (866) 939-0100 Ext. 6

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