A new approach to talent acquisition: consider hiring teams

Bridget Miller, guest author
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January 14, 2019
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HR Daily Advisor

The hiring process is time-consuming and expensive. It can take weeks, if not months, just to bring on one new hire—and there’s always the risk that person will not work out, and you’ll have to start all over again. Any time you’re bringing on someone new, it’s a difficult task to assess whether he or she will truly be a good fit within the organization. It’s tough to really get a feel for whether the individual will have the soft skills needed to succeed. Even in the best of cases, it still takes a lot of time to get the new person up to speed and interacting well with others.

These reasons are why some organizations are taking a new approach to hiring: they’re hiring entire teams together. Entire teams who already know one another apply as a group and are considered as a group. In theory, this approach means you’ll shorten the path to productivity because you’ll already have a group of people who have a track record of working well together.

Benefits to hiring teams

Here are some of the possible benefits from hiring teams:

Reprinted from HR Daily Advisor, with permission from the publisher, Business and Legal Resources. © Business and Legal Resources.

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Bridget Miller, guest author

Bridget Miller, guest author

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