When you’re ready to make a hiring decision, how do you determine which candidate is right for your company? The process should start long before you have people on the other side of your desk vying for the open position. Starting your recruiting process strong will lead to better choices and hiring top talent. Here are our top seven tips for finding the best new hire for your business.
Define the Job.
Before you can start looking for talent for your business, you need to define what it is you need. Sit down and create a job description to help you determine the most important skills as well as the “nice to have” things that would also help your company thrive.
Evaluate Your Strategy.
Next, take a look at your existing hiring process. There may be aspects of the system that don’t work for all candidates. It’s best to have a well-defined process rather than going in and “winging it” with each interview.
Create a Checklist.
To this end, your next step is to create a checklist to make sure you’re completing all the steps of the process. You want to include such things as reviewing resumes, prescreening candidates, the interview process, and conducting reference checks.
In order to ensure you’re properly vetting candidates, always prescreen. This process can look different for every company, but in general you want to review their background, test or evaluate their specific skills, and then conduct the interview.
Ask the Right Questions.
Next, you need to prepare for your interview process by ensuring the right questions are being asked. One popular tactic to better understand a candidate’s background and experience are behavioral questions to get an idea of how they would act in a real situation.
Focus on Onboarding.
Your hiring process shouldn’t stop when you issue the job offer. Once you hire someone, you need to ensure that their experience in the first 90 days encourages engagement and makes them feel welcome. Provide insight on the company culture, not just job training.
Work With a Staffing Partner.
Of course, one important step to ensuring more consistent hiring is to work with a staffing agency that specializes in the types of positions you need most. Your staffing partner will handle the entire hiring process so you can focus on running your business.
Are you ready to make a hiring decision?
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