One way for companies to succeed is to hire the right employees. However, the pressure to make the best hiring decision could easily make the process very stressful. Hiring the wrong employee will not only affect your company’s progress, but it can also waste valuable time and resources.

Unfortunately, even the most seasoned business professionals can commit mistakes when hiring. But by being aware of some of the biggest mistakes companies make in recruitment, you can increase your chances of hiring the right employees. So, check out these three hiring mistakes that companies are prone to make.


  1. Lack of Transparency

Many applicants today are already tired of applying for countless jobs and going through an awful lot of experience during the process. They wasted thousands of hours editing their CVs and applying for several different jobs only to find out in the end that none of these jobs is what they want. So, if you are not transparent about the salary and working environment expectations when interviewing potential candidates, you cannot expect to hire the right employee.

It’s also a good idea to be transparent about the hiring process and timeline. Jobseekers hate to wait in vain. Even if your standard hiring process can take several weeks or months, setting the expectation during an interview can significantly reduce the number of CVs and phone calls you will receive.


  1. Poor Job Descriptions

 Another common mistake that companies make is coming up with poor job descriptions. A job description should clearly define the duties and responsibilities of the potential employee. It should also include other important details, such as minimum wage and bonuses. A vague job description will only waste both your time and that of the candidate.

Aside from the usual role description, companies should also emphasize company values on the job description to avoid bad hires. And to ensure that you will attract a diverse pool of talents, you must make sure that your job descriptions will not alienate people based on their colour, gender, ethnicity, etc.


  1. Not Making the Isolation Policy Clear

Onboarding new employees amid a global pandemic can be challenging. Today’s work climate brings uncertainty and confusion in the way companies hire and onboard new talents. However, employers should know that they have a moral obligation to communicate and educate potential candidates about the onboarding procedures before hiring them for the job.

To help protect employees from the Covid-19 infection that’s spreading very rapidly, employers must continue to play their part in encouraging their workers to get tested regularly. Recruiters Lightning Travel Recruitment are one luxury travel and lifestyle recruiting consultant that push companies and say they must also establish clear guidelines on isolation in the event of a positive result.

Even if the employees will be working remotely, companies should discuss their approach to health and safety and see if they have any questions or concerns that need to be addressed. Taking up a new role remotely during these unprecedented times is not ideal. It can be very isolating and confusing for the new employee. Companies should therefore consider how and when they will communicate before hiring a new employee.


By Lisa Baker, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Lisa Baker is the owner of Need to See it Publishing Group, providing contract news for business and news sites across the UK. Lisa is an experienced HR writer and commentator, editing HR publications for more than 5 years.