How The Org Can Supercharge Your Hiring Process


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Hiring is easily one of the most important aspects of a company’s strategy. Employees are the lifeblood of any company, and finding the right talent for your business is critical for long-term success.

Of course, top-tier talent doesn’t just fall out of the sky. You have to have the right policies in place to draw them to your organization.

Fortunately, The Org can help you kick your hiring strategy into overdrive right now by providing your company with a public organization chart.

Org charts are diagrams visualizing the structure of an organization. They show where every employee fits into the broader scheme, as well as how teams, departments, and officers are grouped together. You can think of it as a family tree for a company.

So how will an org chart from The Org help you improve your hiring process? Here’s how.

The Importance of Hiring Quality Employees

Attracting and retaining the right staff is essential to the success of your business. Top talent will boost productivity, morale, and innovation. In fact, multiple studies have shown that just by hiring better employees, you can increase your company’s productivity up to eight times over.

Plus, by hiring employees who are a good fit from the start, you can reduce the costs and inconveniences of a high turnover rate. For a startup, that can make all the difference.

Great hires breed more great hires, too. First, they can act as a source of reliable referrals. Second, they will make you more appealing to promising candidates. Rest assured, the caliber of your current staff impacts how potential employees perceive you.

In short, hiring quality employees can make all the difference for the future of your company.

Now, let’s move on to how our personalized org charts will help you.

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How Will an Org Chart Help You Improve Your Hiring Process?

It Tells You Who You Need to Hire

Knowing exactly what you’re looking for is the first step to finding it. And in order to make the right hiring decisions, you have to know who your company needs. Flying blind is never a good idea.

Since an org chart gives a bird’s-eye view of exactly how an organization is structured, it makes it easier to spot departments and teams that are under- or over-staffed. Business leaders can use those insights to launch hiring initiatives that will fill gaps and maximize efficiency.

For example, let’s say you notice that your marketing department doesn’t have enough employees to meet its demands. You now know you need to look for competent marketing professionals.

This lets you craft a customized hiring campaign designed to strengthen that particular department.

It Attracts Skilled Candidates

Most companies are competing for the best talent. That means that those talented candidates have options. When the time comes for job hunting, they can afford to be picky—and they know it.

The transparency that our public org charts give companies could be the difference that makes you stand out from the crowd. Just by looking over your org chart, they’ll be able to see:

  • How your organization is structured
  • What team they would be a part of
  • Who they would be working with
  • Who they would report to
  • What responsibilities they would have

All of these factors will help them make the call to apply for the position.

You can go into the details, too. For example, with our org charts, you can have every current employee include a profile picture and brief description about themselves, with personal details like their:

  • Interests
  • Hobbies
  • Backgrounds
  • Favorite food

This will let potential employees get a feel for the kinds of people they’d be working closely with. That sort of transparency can go a long way to enticing them to apply.

Read more: How to Make Your Organization More Transparent

It Makes Applying for Your Job More Convenient

Along with providing public organizational charts, The Org also operates as a job posting site. Just add an open position into your org chart—complete with a job description—and it will show up on our job board.

Every day, gifted jobseekers inspect the roles available. If your job looks promising to them, they can click through and check out your org chart to decide if they’d be a good fit for the role and your company. Then, they can apply directly from the listing.

By making it as easy as possible for candidates to discover your opening and send in an application, you’ll increase your odds of finding the right person.

It Shows Candidates How They Could Advance Their Career

Talented professionals tend to consider the long-term. They have plans and goals for where they want to be five, ten, or twenty years from now.

We’ve already discussed how an org chart shows candidates where they would fit into your company. But it can also show them where they might go in the future. The visual nature of an org chart makes it easy for them to see how they might progress through the hierarchy of your organization.

You’re not just offering them a job. You’re offering a career—one with ample opportunity for advancement. That kind of value proposition is bound to appeal to top talent.

It Helps You Implement More Equitable and Diverse Hires

Biased and unequal hiring practices can creep into any business. Countering that pattern takes intentional action—and it’s well worth the effort. Diversity is crucial to building a strong company culture. A diverse organization lends itself to fresh perspectives and input, fueling innovation.

Your org chart will give hiring managers a clear picture of the hierarchy and diversity within your company, making it easier for them to take steps toward a more equitable, diverse workplace.

It Streamlines the Onboarding Phase

The hiring process doesn’t end when a candidate agrees to join your company. Onboarding a new employee takes time, and all the while, productivity suffers, and your fresh hire might start to have second thoughts about joining your team.

Because an org chart functions as a kind of employee directory, it will help make onboarding much smoother. They can put faces to names, learn their place in the company, and form strong connections with their colleagues in a fraction of the time it would normally take.

This will make them more productive faster and increase the chances that they’ll stick around.

And for a more in-depth look into how to improve your hiring process, take a look at our comprehensive guide on the subject:

The Org's Guide to Hiring

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