Texas is Adding Jobs - Do You Have a Sound Hiring Process?

Texas is number one in the nation right now in job growth, with a total of 303,000 new jobs over the past year. In July alone, Texas added 21,860 jobs - down from 28,900 in April, but still an impressive number when compared with job growth around the country.  The leading employment sector in Texas is energy, but construction employment has been growing and has been a major contributor to job growth. If your company is one of the growing businesses here in Texas, you have an important question to ask yourself: do you have a sound hiring process?

The Right Hiring Process can Save You Money

Hiring can be an expensive process. The average cost to replace an employee tends to hover around $4,000. The cost for a blue-color or manual worker tends to track around $2,000, while the cost for managerial and professional employees trends more toward an average of $7,000. When you factor in other costs, such as training, recruiting costs, consulting fees and the loss of productivity for your existing employees throughout the hiring process, you could easily be looking at tens of thousands of dollars in certain industries.

The right hiring process can save you money. With a good hiring system in place, you can streamline your process and reduce your expenses. A sound hiring process also makes the transition easier for new employees, and can brand your business as a good place to work. A haphazard hiring process can make you look unprofessional and inexperienced, and can scare away potential hires.

A Sound Hiring Process can Reduce the Risk of Legal Action

Beyond the cost savings and the boost to reputation, a sound hiring process can also reduce the risk of legal action. Every company must adhere to certain legal guidelines when hiring new employees. This includes things like what you can and cannot ask, and what you can use as hiring criteria. It’s important to consult with an experienced HR attorney to establish a sound hiring process to protect your company from the risk of legal action.

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