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Working from home—whether it’s been a blessing or a curse for you and your organization—has undoubtedly changed the future of work for good.

Employers and recruiters are noticing a significant amount of interest in their job postings now that employees can work for companies out of town and even out of the country.

And if you’re part of the 80% who plan to allow employees to work remotely at least part of the time after the pandemic, your candidate pool is naturally going to allow for more candidates to be able to apply.

So, how are you going to manage the increasing number of applications in addition to the usual concerns, like hiring equitably and quickly?

The trouble with hiring manually

For the past five years, the average cost-per-hire has been wavering around the $4,000 mark and takes around 40 days to complete from job posting to on-boarding.

And while you do have the pick of the litter when it comes to choosing pricey tools and other solutions that can try to make your job easier, sometimes the positions for which you’re hiring demands something a bit more specific to fit your needs more closely.

If you read our last article, you’ll know all about how benchmarking can make hiring for skills needed and abilities easier than ever, and how this new way of filtering applicants can also make hiring equitable.

But of course, not all benchmarks are made equally.

Much like finding a good fitting suit, standardized benchmarks can work perfectly for those with an average or standard job position.

But what if your position is more like a person with particularly long legs or broad shoulders or a hip-to-waist-ratio that doesn’t fit standard sizes?

Unique positions require unique measures

No job position is one-size-fits-all and your hiring should reflect that.

This means filtering applicants for those who have the right skills suitable for the position, and not for anything else, like gender, race, economic status, or any other biased opinion you may have when looking through applications.

Workwolf’s Packfinder is built to exclusively measure an individual’s soft skills like self-management, motivational profile, environmental orientation, comfort with conflict, people orientation, and analytical orientation to ensure both an employee will perform well in the given job but also that they will be reliable and will stay with a company because of their well-suited match.

Our latest updates to the Workwolf business platform include complementary benchmarks courtesy of professionals in hiring and career fit assessments, which can be selected to use in your next hiring process.

Our standardized benchmarks can help you find the perfect candidate in the following:

– Sales
– Service
– Management
– Leadership
– Nurse Practitioner/Registered Nurse
– Data Scientist
– Financial Manager
– Operations Manager
– Marketing Assistant
– Administrative Assistant
– Software Developer
– Office Manager

That means that once you set your job posting to filter applicants based on the standard benchmark chosen, your top candidates will all only fall into the set categories of personality traits chosen for that position. For example, here’s where an applicant within the service industry should fall:

Assessment benchmark

If the position you’re looking to hire for doesn’t fall into any of the above categories, fret not! You can make your own benchmarks based on top performers in your organization from their Packfinder results.

Assessment benchmark

This may look intimidating at first, but it’s really as simple as 1, 2, 3.

Don’t believe us, just watch!

1. Sign up for a Workwolf business account: here, you’ll have access to tools and resources like inviting individuals to apply for a job via a unique job link to keep them all in one place, and the ability to access top candidates’ Digital Work Passports via their access link.

2. Discover which benchmarks are best suited for the position(s) you’re looking to fill—and yes, you can make multiple separate benchmarks to distinguish the needs of one position over others.

3. Filter applicants based on their Packfinder results and the corresponding benchmarks previously set. If you’re ever unsure of what a candidate’s Packfinder results mean, you can find a comprehensive reference guide here and in your account under “Benchmarks”.

Packfinder reference guide

Ready to start benchmarking your top performers to find the right talent every time? Sign up for a Workwolf business account for free and send your current and future employees Packfinder to find your benchmarks today.