Getting the right people to work for you is one of the factors that will either improve or ruin your business. To make things worse, interviewing and selecting among tens of candidates can prove rather stressful, because your final decisions will be judged in due course.
Still, there are tricks and ways that can help you find just the employee you need for your business or organization:
1. Search for Devotion
First things first: the employee you need has to be devoted to his or her career, committed to continually improve his or her skills. Candidates that continuously jump from one career to another, hunting for some more money or for a more relaxed working environment should be rejected without a second thought. Your new employee should breathe an air of loyalty and commitment, even of passion – otherwise you will probably spend money and time to train him only to have him fired a few months later.
So ask the candidate to provide a detailed resume including the duration of his former jobs and the reason for leaving them.
2. Prefer Candidates that Learn Fast and Possess Analytical Skills
It is important to find ways to evaluate the learning and analytical skills of each candidate. Testing candidates might be tricky, but don’t evaluate candidates merely on the basis of their resume and their confidence because a resume can contain lies.
Often, candidates with pumped up confidence manage to get the seat; in fact, what your company needs is not overconfident arrogance, but a person with the appropriate skills and education.
3. Will the Candidate Fit in?
Each company has its own peculiar way of thinking and doing things and you need to discover whether your candidate can fit in or not. Does he or she have the necessary social skills – in other words will he/ she be able to properly communicate, persuade and interact with colleagues, supervisors and clients without undue conflict or disharmony?
The only way to find that out is by asking the candidate to describe the way he or she manages problematic situations in his/ her current or previous job.
4. Take your Hiring Process to the Next Level
Whether you are interviewing candidates on behalf of a big company or just strive to find the best employees possible for your business’s start up, the hiring process is one of the most important elements of success – and you must always strive to make it better. Here are a few recommendations:
• Questions should aim at revealing the candidate’s potential, level of education, skills, self-belief and passion.
• Filter out candidates by describing in full detail and clarity all the skills, the level of education, age, years of experience you want your future employee to have. Thus, you will only get candidates that possess the characteristics you need and save time and energy.
• Ask help from experienced colleagues. Have them beside you during the interview and allow them to make questions and participate in the evaluation process.
• Get 30 minutes free consultation about how to hire the ideal candidate for your business
5. Opt for Interns and Temporary Assistants
It may raise some objections, but it is actually a widely proven method of hiring the right person for the job. Since you already know a lot about an intern – his strong points and weaknesses, his way of thinking, his social skills and general attitude – and since he already has some experience in your line of work, why not seriously think of offering him a permanent and more responsible position?
6. Check their Image in the Social Networks
Social networks are a great gate to a candidate’s genuine world and character. So, instead of trying to learn more about them during a 15 minute interview by making personal questions, track down and analyze each candidate’s image on social networks.
This method is actually widely used by most great companies around the globe: research has shown that almost 92 % of businesses prefer or often resort to hiring employees via social media platforms, like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and most of them say that most of the hires have been proven successful.
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