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“HELP WANTED!” This Company Really Understands the Hiring Process

Help Wanted

Is your business hiring the right kind of people?

The hiring of new employees can be one of the most frustrating and stressful facets of running your own business. Every hire is an unknown and a potential risk as one can learn only so much about an applicant through the interview process. Companies routinely foul up the hiring of employees by failing to cast vision, by conducting shoddy interviews, and neglecting to check references or do background checks.

This lack of due diligence leaves them with employees who are mismatched to the company’s goals and objectives. Once these individuals are hired, the company will be forced to manage the poor behavior and deal with the inefficient production that comes from an employee who is not 100% sold out on the job.

I ran across this Help Wanted ad the other day on Facebook. It’s from C and C Fence Company located in McDonough, GA, a suburb of Atlanta. It’s clear they know who they are, what the job entails and what type of employee would be a fit. Based on it’s content, I can’t help but think their hiring process runs smoother than many other companies.

Check out their ad below, with special attention to Parts 2 and 3.

Part 1: The Job Details

This is where they express the urgency of the need, list the specific position and share the major particulars about the job:

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Part 2: Company Culture

In this section, they define their company’s culture, streamline the process by weeding out candidates, and set expectations for employment:

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Part 3: Casting Vision

This is where they connect with the applicant’s dream of finding purpose and fulfillment through work, thus creating a better personal future:

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I love what they’ve done here. Yes, part two comes with a twinge of attitude, but why not? Future employees need to know a company won’t put up with that garbage. The ad balances that tone out nicely with the details of Part 1 and by tapping into the applicant’s dreams and visions for success in Part 3.

It’s simply well done and an example to any firm on how to attract the attention of the right people.

What stands out the most to you about this ad? Is there anything else they need to add? What do you think is the biggest mistake companies make in the hiring process?

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Comments

  1. I see it a bit differently. I think you can be direct, without coming off sounding bitter and pissy themselves. Maybe they have had high turnover, but maybe they are not the great bosses they claim to be either.

    • There is absolutely an attitude here which could be seen as good or bad. I don’t personally know anyone at this company so can’t vouch for their personalities. But I do know they are huge in the ATL area, getting many contracts around the city.

  2. I like it! I suspect that they get a lot of people that aren’t interested in the work and only the money. To be fair – it doesn’t sound like the type of job I would be interested in, but I am sure they will find someone.

  3. Six Figures Under says:

    It sounds like they have had problems with weenie applying who can’t hack it. I love how upfront they are about the work being hard. Usually ads just describe the people employers DO want, but in some cases it’s just as important to describe people they DON’T want.

    I remember in college seeing an ad that was really unclear and general “make lots of money” type ad. Once they have everyone at the meeting (my roommate actually went) they try to hard-sell you on being a Cutco rep. Those type of ads just waste everyone’s time.

  4. That really shows who and what they are looking for. My biggest annoyance with job ads is the wishy-washy terminology that could mean so many different things, or the vague ad that doesn’t have any detail on who would excel at the job.

    • Those type of ads wouldn’t attract me. It’s like they are trying to cast a broad net to bring in whoever they can. Seems like a waste of time as you have to do more work on the back end of the process. I’d rather weed them out up front.

  5. This is definitely quite a thorough post, but one has to appreciate their honesty. When I was searching for a job last year, I applied to many where the listed duties on the ad did not match up to what they were really hiring for. My first job was supposed to be administrative, instead I ended up in sales! I would rather know what I’m getting into. I’m also a fan of companies that really value hard workers.

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