6 New Year’s Resolutions for Hiring Managers

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Do you plan on setting any New Year’s resolutions for 2023? If so, you’re among the 38-40% of Americans who set annual goals for the new year. This year, consider moving beyond popular personal resolutions like exercising more often. If you’re a hiring manager, try setting one or more of these New Year’s goals for the workplace.

1) Set Clear Goals and Objectives for Your Team

As a hiring manager, it’s important to have a clear vision for your team’s success and to communicate that vision to your team. Try the PACT method to set goals for your team.

  • Purposeful: Something that is meaningful long-term.
  • Actionable: Goals are based on output that’s within your control.
  • Continuous: Ongoing actions that you keep doing.
  • Trackable: Did you do the thing, yes or no?

Using the PACT method to set goals allows you and your team to start working immediately without getting bogged down in the planning process. You also track the actions within your control rather than hoping to achieve results outside of your control.

2) Prioritize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diverse workplaces perform better financially. As a hiring manager, resolve to actively seek out and recruit candidates from underrepresented groups, to offer equitable training and accommodations, and to create a work environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all.

3) Stay Up to Date on Industry Trends

No matter what your industry is, you can expect changes in 2023. It’s important to know what’s going on in your industry so you can better lead your existing team and recognize the new positions needed for your team. Industry trends also affect the job market, including the availability of certain skilled workers and the competitive salaries needed to hire them.

To meet this resolution, try reading industry publications, attending conferences or networking events, or taking continuing education courses on a weekly or monthly basis.

4) Update Your Job Descriptions

When industries change, jobs change too. “Web developer” is no longer a catch-all term for anyone who works on websites, and social media marketing is no longer a task left to interns. For 2023, take a look at the current members of your team. What do they do on a weekly basis, and what are their primary achievements? Do their job descriptions match their experience at work? If not, update their job descriptions, especially before it’s time to hire an additional person in that role.

5) Foster a Positive Company Culture

A positive company culture can be a major factor in attracting and retaining top talent. Company culture begins with leadership. You can contribute to your company’s culture by promoting open communication, recognizing and rewarding hard work, and supporting the growth and development of your team members.

6) Ask for Help

This final resolution can be hard for hiring managers to try, but a good leader knows when to take charge and when to delegate. Before you get overwhelmed this year, ask for help. This can be reassigning tasks to team members, hiring more employees, or even outsourcing the hiring process to staffing experts.

If you’re ready to ask for help in the new year, contact Insight Global today!