Hiring the right employee is a tricky process. Hiring the wrong employee can be extremely expensive, costly to your work environment, and very time consuming, not to mention stressful. Hiring that right person is rewarding in employee productivity, a successful and happy employment relationship, and it creates a positive impact on your whole work environment.
What are some hiring tips that you can use to build the absolute best business team? Let’s take a look at a few:
Hiring the right employee always starts with a job analysis. It is important for you to have all of the information about the job before you begin looking for the employee. This enables you to collect information about the duties, skills, responsibilities, outcomes and work environment of a specific job.
Use a Checklist For Hiring Employees
Utilizing a checklist for hiring an employee will help you streamline your hiring process. Making sure that you follow the same routine when you find a process that works best for you, will make your life easier. This will help you keep track of your recruiting efforts and it communicates progress to interested employees and the hiring manger.
Hire the Right Candidates When Interviewing
Developing relationships with potential candidates before you need them is always a great idea. The more candidates that you build relationships with, the more likely you are to identify a qualified potential employee out of this ‘pool’ of candidates.
Ask the Right Questions During the Interview Process
Asking the right questions during the job interview process is extremely important to finding that next great employee. Interview questions help you determine the desirable candidates from the average candidates. This is fundamental when hiring any employee.
Hire People Who Are Better Than You
You may have a ton of experience in many different areas, but you aren’t an expert in everything. You will need a team of people that are the top in their field. Whether that is development, sales or marketing. Talent attracts talent, so this will help bring other great people into your organization.
Would You Want to Work in Your Office?
In order to attract the top candidates, you will need to create a work environment of great people and a great work ambiance. This helps keep your staff happy and motivated to put in the hours needed to get the job done.
Little things can make a huge difference. Organize regular social outings, even if it’s just a lunch outing. Having a good and functional coffee machine, a games console and even areas where your staff can just take a break and socialize are very attractive.
When to Say ‘No’
It is hard to find that perfect person for that specific job title, but you need good people you can enjoy working with everyday. Listen to your gut when going through the hiring process. If your gut tells you that you would not enjoy hanging out with someone outside of work or going to lunch with them, just say no to hiring them. There is no sense in hiring someone that you feel may not last more than a couple of months. Just wait for someone that will have a better fit.
Finding the perfect team for your organization is hard because you don’t know where they are all hiding. Recommendations are super valuable. Speak with your family and friends, of course. Go to networking events to meet people within your specific industry. Be sure to also post job details on social media channels such as, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Monster and any other job boards that you can find.
Following these tips and tricks will help you find that ‘perfect’ team of people that will help make everything work like clock-work in your organization.
Should you need additional help or guidance, please contact IgniteHQ. We may be able to help with recommendations for team building!