Pain Free Hiring.
Are you a small to medium sized business trying to recruit? Have you wasted hours of your time sorting through mountains CVs and résumés or found yourself interviewing candidates who quite clearly couldn’t do the job?
Worse still – have you actually hired the wrong person? (And paid the price.)
“I didn’t even know you can hire people efficiently in a way that allows you to dial them into the culture of the company” James P Friel
There is a better, easier way.
Our hiring process means that you only see the best candidates so you get the person you need with far less work, time and cost on your part.
Our new membership site is designed to help you hire the people you need quickly and efficiently.
Find Out More Now
Or we will help you find new employees who will do a great job, love working for you and who you will love working with
Nancy Slessenger, founder of Vinehouse Hiring, has developed a proven system for hiring the right person for you, guaranteed.
It works for virtually any position in any business, anywhere in the English-speaking world from the information marketer in Chicago to the nurse in the Australian outback. We have worked with clients in Australia, USA, Canada, Japan and the UK helping them to find the people they needed.
The average success rate in hiring is around 25 – 30%, so don’t feel too badly if you got it wrong once or twice. Our success rate is 80% because we have worked at and honed our process (and we keep working on it to improve it further). If you use our “done for you” service and your new hire doesn’t work out in the first year we will hire another one for you. All you pay for is the advertising costs.
You won’t have to sort through hundreds of CVs or résumés, and you’ll never see or talk to any individual who can’t do the job. You’ll never see or talk to any time-waster or individual who can’t do the job.
It saves you from painful, frustrating interviews with clearly unsuitable candidates.
You often get qualified candidate in far less time. (In some cases you can complete the entire hiring process in as little as 2 weeks.)
We customize our process to your individual business: Our recruiting tests are specifically designed for your unique situation and the unique position you’re hiring for.
You don’t pay any extra for higher-salary recruits.
And yes, really, if you have used our “done for you” service and the new recruit doesn’t work out for you, we’ll redo the entire hiring process for you, any time within 1 year.
Implementing this process will reduce your work in hiring and get you better candidates.
Getting the right people will improve your business, save you time and make you more successful with less effort.
Our Hiring Process – Overview
Our process is designed to filter out poor candidates as early as possible and highlight the good ones quickly
- Agree job description and objectives
- Agree person specification of the ideal candidate
- Research job title, package, availability of suitable candidates
- Design an advertisement that attracts people who match the specification
- An application form that weeds out poor candidates and makes it easy to identify good candidates quickly and effortlessly
- Audio interviews to screen the candidates
- Final interviews including tests and tasks
- Make the final decision based on clear criteria
- Induction: Getting your new hire off to a flying start.
- Review performance
We take out the difficult bits and make the whole process easy and effective.
Our basic “done for you” service in more detail
Most people don’t prepare properly, so we will take you step-by-step through this very important groundwork. If you don’t do this properly, you will find it hard to get the right person.
We go through the job description with you, making sure you have really got what you need in it. We work from the objectives for the role, and we help you to ensure that they are right too.
Then, working closely with you, we create a person specification that is an accurate picture of the person you really need.
The next stage is to write the advertisement. Again we work closely with you to create an ad that will really stand out and attract the personality you are looking for, rather than hordes of people who are completely unsuitable.
Some people end up eliminating candidates who would do very well in the job. Other times unsuitable candidates slip through the net and end up being hired.
We start eliminating unsuitable candidates at an early stage of the process. We ask candidates to complete some tests on line and submit them along with their CVs or résumés and completed forms.
We work with you to design tests that are examples of what the successful candidate will be doing in the role, so we can judge their level of skill. We agree criteria with you and score those tests (if they are really technical we may need your help).
You get to see the CVs and résumés from just the candidates who pass those tests. Those candidates who are successful and show they have the skills you need then go through to the next stage: an audio interview with us where we check they have a profile that matches the person specification we agreed with you and various other role-specific areas.
This interview is conducted over the phone or GoToMeeting.
The candidates who meet the specification then make it through to the final stage: tests and an interview with you.
Working closely with you, we design the tests, making sure that they will show you if the candidates meet the standards you require and we work out the questions you need to ask in the interview.
By now, these final candidates should all be pretty good, but you’ll spot the ones who aren’t because you’ll know what to look for.
We then go through the results with you and give you whatever support you need to make the final decision. If there is no one good enough at this stage, we just keep going till we find someone who is.
When the successful candidate starts in the role
Recruitment isn’t really successful till you have someone performing in the role and achieving the results you need to the standards you require.
We help you to get the new hire settled as quickly as possible, deal with any hiccoughs and, if they don’t make it through the probation period we help you with that. Then we help you to recruit someone else at no extra charge.
This may look like a lot of work, but don’t worry, we do most of it, though we do have to get information from you to get it all going and check that we are getting the kinds of candidates you need. And it’s a lot less work for you than doing it all yourself and much less than hiring the wrong person, or interviewing 10 people who are unsuitable.
No recruitment process is 100% bullet proof, but this one works pretty well if you follow the steps. You’ll find you get results quickly, for not much effort and at a low cost.
We charge a fixed fee + expenses + VAT whatever the level, whatever the salary for our basic service. We often charge less than an agency will charge you and you get a great deal more help. Click here to fill in a short questionnaire and get started. We will arrange a meeting to discuss how we can help you.
Here’s what our clients said about our service
There are more success stories on the Testimonials page
“We were stuck. We needed a new employee and were having great problems
finding the right person. Nancy made some suggestions, some of which were
a little radical for us, but we went with them anyway. Result: we have an
excellent new employee. If you’re having problems recruiting the right
people, I’d recommend talking to Vinehouse.”
Tiger Computing Ltd
“I worked with Nancy Slessenger and Dave Nicol of Recruit Right for Vets to assist in hiring for my veterinary practice. Nancy was incredibly knowledgeable and has a tremendous insight into what kind of person is ideal for a position. She is able, in a short conversation, discern whether a potential hire would be a good fit in the position thus saving the potential employer tremendous time in the hiring process! Rather than interview numerous people, she narrowed the options down and I did 1 interview and hired the person. The process was very smooth and I was able to continue working and producing income and not waste lots of time doing pointless interviews. She also gave me counselling on how best to interact with this new employee and hopefully keep the person in the role for as long as possible. It doesn’t take long to recognize that she is truly an expert in her field and a tremendous asset to draw upon. I will be working with her again when I need to hire again and I recommend her to my colleagues!”
Marty Henderson, DVM, Australia
“I wanted to send you an email letting you know how much I’ve appreciated working with Nancy Slessenger to bring on board my new Director of Client Services.
In the past, I’ve overseen and ran the process of hiring my staff, with limited success. By contracting with Vinehouse, the hiring process was a great deal simplified, and bottom line, I was able to hire a new Director of Client Services who had both the technical skills, and a personality that also meshed with our office culture. It’s been a month since she started, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.
Another part of the process that I really appreciated is the ongoing consulting that Vinehouse provides to make sure that over the first year the relationship continues to improve by making sure that I’m giving the correct feedback to help my new hire grow in effectiveness as time goes on.
Bottom line, I’ll never hire someone on my own, I’ll be using and recommending Vinehouse in the future.”
All my best,
Dale Ringerwole, DC Grand Rapids