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Overcoming Tough Hiring Challenges

June 12th, 2015

What are some of the toughest hiring and staffing challenges you expect to face in 2015? If you’re like most managers and business owners, some of your biggest hurdles will be industry-specific, but most of them will reflect universal aspects of leadership and management in our modern employment landscape. If you’re addressing difficult issues like the ones listed below, you’re not alone…And an experienced staffing firm like Merritt can help you navigate these rough waters.

Selection and Risk

No matter how carefully you vet each candidate and how many rounds of interviews you hold, you’ll still have to eventually roll the dice. When your applicant pool has been narrowed down to a few final contenders, you’ll have to just make the call and take a leap of faith…and your chosen candidate may not live up to your expectations. In this case, you’ll lose your new employee and you’ll have to start the hiring process over from square one. Here at Merritt, we use a scientifically proven approach to candidate sourcing, selection, and testing, and we can use our methods to help you find your star.

Staying Lean and Flexible

In a perfect world, you could glance into a crystal ball and see far enough into the future to know exactly how your levels of need will expand and contract. You’d see the big rushed orders coming in and you’d be able to predict the lulls, and you could shape your work force accordingly, with plenty of lead time for everyone. But in the real world, workforce shaping isn’t so simple, and just-in-time hiring doesn’t always work according to plan. A great staffing agency understands that you can’t make money with extra hands standing around, but you can’t build a reputation or a respected brand if you dismiss workers indiscriminately. We’ll help you bend without breaking as your business fluctuates.

Managing Staff and Running a Business at the Same Time

Multi-tasking is no easy feat, and nobody understands the value of this skill better than a small business owner. While you lead your teams, train your new employees, staff your positions, and keep everybody paid, you also need to focus on your products and customers. We can help. Let us handle the paperwork, insurance, and tax reporting involved in taking on a new employee. Meanwhile, you can keep your attention where it belongs: on your company.

Finding Rare Skill Sets

Do you need rare unicorns with very specific, overlapping skill sets? Are you having trouble finding these candidates using your current sourcing methods? Let us help. We have the wide network and industry-specific staffing experience necessary to scour the landscape and find the unique job seekers who can meet your needs.

For more on how to face down the hiring challenges that can stand in the way of your growth, contact the staffing and management experts at Merritt Staffing.

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