Why Facilities Management Recruitment Takes Time
It is your goal to find the best candidate possible for all your open positions. Since facilities management is nothing to be taken lightly, you need to ensure that you get a person who is completely qualified in all aspects of the job’s demanding list of responsibilities. Hiring the wrong person could be devastating to your facilities – and potentially cause you to lose a contract. This is why facilities management recruitment takes so long.
A lot of people are looking for jobs. Those that have been looking for a while will typically apply for any position out there, even if they don’t qualify. Then there are others who will apply to various FM jobs because the facility sounds exciting to work in. These aren’t the right candidates for you but unfortunately they will be there in the stack of resumes you get.
Facilities management recruitment means digging through stacks and stacks of CVs that have been sent in for the open position you posted. You have to weed through the pile in order to find the ones who are qualified from the ones who simply thought they’d throw their hat in on an off chance that they’d be able to get the job.
In today’s economy, it’s not uncommon to have a thousand CVs or more be submitted for a single job opening. This means that digging through all those CVs will take a lot longer than you had originally anticipated…all in the hopes of finding the one person who will be able to manage the facilities and make the client happy.
After you’re able to sort through the CVs and identify a few dozen that are qualified to perform the job on paper, it’s time to delve in deeper with those candidates. Here’s where the facilities management recruitment aspect gets even more time consuming. References need to be checked, details need to be verified and background checks need to be run.
Of the ones that have made the most recent cut, they need to be called in for preliminary interviews. A list of questions should be given to each candidate to see how they respond. It’s best to issue them thought provoking questions instead of yes/no questions to see what they really think about various subjects. Depending on how many are left, you could spend an hour or more with each candidate.
This may be more time than you have to dedicate when looking for candidates to fill jobs. As a result, you may want to delegate facilities management recruitment to a company that specializes in facilities management recruitment. This way you get the best candidates in front of you without having to do all the extensive work leading up to it.
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Peter Forshaw BA Hons
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