June 22, 2021

Successfully Managing a Hiring Surge


When an organization needs to hire a lot of people, fast, they need an accelerated approach to finding, interviewing and hiring a team with the right skillset and cultural fit. But how do you take the guesswork out of such an undertaking? At Hirewell, we believe there are numerous ways to successfully manage mass hires. Regardless of the solution, you need to start with a plan that allows you to quickly scale up and execute your vision. We’ll examine how to prepare for and manage a hiring surge while offering you the means for turning the recruiting faucet on and off as see you fit. We’ll begin by exploring the following two areas of focus:

  1. Why organizations find themselves needing to hire a lot of people.
  2. Approaches to hiring a lot of people in a short period of time.

Why Organizations Find Themselves Needing to Hire A Lot of People

Companies can find themselves needing to hire a lot of people in a short amount of time for a variety of reasons:

  • Funding
  • Business Separation (one company splitting into two)
  • Expanding into a new market/territory
  • New Customer(s) Sales Growth
  • Losing a key member(s) of internal/corporate Recruiting Team

The importance of being able to identify these reasons is so you understand when your organization falls into these categories and where you’re heading once they do. You may not need to make a mass hire now, but you can start planning for one. Recognizing when that plan will need to be implemented is an outgrowth of looking forward in a thoughtful manner.

Final Thoughts

Whether you foresee a mass hiring in the near future or just think it’s a possibility, start planning for it now.

First, learn to recognize the signs of when a mass hiring is necessary and assess where your organization stands in relation to these signs.

Next, explore the various approaches to making mass hires, consider their respective pros and cons and determine which approach is best for you.

Finally, implement a consistent interview process, focus on need, skills and organizational culture and be patient, trusting that smart planning and preparation will see you through.

Hirewell is Your Partner to Help You Find the Best Solution for Your Organization. We’re here to provide you with the knowledge and support you need to get your plan started.

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