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HIRING TIP OF THE MONTH: Avoid wasting money by training your hiring managers right

Posted on: April 6th, 2017 | Category: Hiring Methodology, hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, Our Blog

untrained hiring managers waste money$44,000: You’d probably be pretty careful how you spent that much money, wouldn’t you? We thought so.

Here’s another question: How often do you allow unqualified staff members to make decision that could cost your business tens of thousands of dollars? Not often, we suspect. Yet companies do this every day when they allow untrained managers to oversee the hiring process.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary in the US these days is around $44,000 per year, which doesn’t include benefits, taxes, training, and other hidden costs. That’s a lot of money to invest in one new hire. Any yet, the responsibility for hiring is all to often left to managers without the proper tools to do the job optimally.

Why would a smart company allow that to happen?

Properly train your hiring managers

When managers aren’t appropriately armed with the right hiring techniques, the imminent risks to your company are:

  • Losing strong candidates
  • Hiring the wrong candidates
  • Exposing your business to unnecessary compliance risks
  • Damaging your employer brand
  • Plunging productivity
  • Wasting a lot of time, money and resources


Discrimination and harassment training is critical!

The time to prepare your management team is before an accommodation request occurs. Make sure they know what constitutes religious harassment and discrimination and how to react to complaints. myHR Partner has a wide range of training offerings that will help you educate your managers so that they can play a pivotal role in protecting your organization and its brand. Beyond being simply good for business, some states, like California, require annual or periodic harassment training as well.

Use better hiring practices, get better results

Whether you are looking for workshops on hiring best practices or some other HR need, the myHR Partner team is ready to assist you. We have dynamic and customizable workshops available through our highly successful training program. Or, outsource the entire process with our hiring management services. Our fees are based only on the work we do, never on a per-hire basis, so your company’s best long-term interests are always our focus. myHR Partner also offers myHR DirectLink to help you retain and nurture those great hires by implementing our award winning outsourced human resources services.

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