Hiring decisions are typically made solely by the employer, with little to no input from employees. This is a mistake, Heather R. Huhman argues on Entrepreneur.com. She says that by staying fully in charge of the hiring process, employers may cause potential candidates to shy away from job offers.
It turns out that significant percentages of younger employees, and even those in Generation X, rank the opportunity to interact with employees before they’re hired as important. They want to know who they’ll be working with before accepting a job offer.
Involving current employees in the hiring process, Huhman says, gives candidates a look at your culture and helps you determine if they’d be a good fit. Moreover, employers that involve employees in hiring take some of the pressure off themselves.