May 19

How to Achieve Your Hiring Objectives


By Chuck Coker

As the old saying goes, “Good people are hard to find.” This is particularly true in business, as more and more employers report challenges in finding skilled workers to fill current open positions.

Our personal studies indicate roughly 60 percent of companies feel finding competent people ranks in the top three most-critical factors for success.

That’s why we’re here to tell you finding competent employees for your business does not have to be difficult. All you have to do is make the hiring process work for you by following these four simple tips below:

Step 1: Identify

Before the hiring process begins, identify which assessments you will need in order to obtain the information necessary to measure the managing and leading aspects.

Step 2: Assess

Understand and apply the perpetual cycle with the identified assessments. Be sure to focus on the leadership or inspirational aspects, not just the management aspects.

Step 3: Not a quick fix

Most managers and leaders of a business feel pressured to find a quick fix. However, it is important to realize a quick fix only addresses the short-term needs of a truly dynamic organization.

Step 4: Think long-term

Think in terms of the NFL Draft. A team can either take a player to fill an immediate need, or it can recruit the best player available. By filling the immediate need you fail to address the depth of your team and will not build the long-term cohesiveness of a group that is necessary for success. When recruiting the best available player, it may take longer to develop, but it pays higher dividends in the long run.


If you follow these simple tips, you will be able to easily identify employees that will meet the job and cultural demands of your organization.

Here’s an overview of our employee life-cycle approach

About the author 

Chuck Coker

For more than 30 years, Chuck has focused his career on people's development. He has implemented proprietary Personal Formation, Human Capital, Talent Management, and incentive-based programs across a broad scope of Fortune Companies, regional organizations, and educational institutions.


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