5 Tips To Hire Your Ideal Employee
Hiring an ideal employee is not an easy task. The hiring process can be tedious and time-consuming and take away from one’s regular job duties. Developing an efficient and systematic process is important in order to find a qualified candidate that fits in well with the culture of the company. – Sarah
Here are 5 tips to hire your ideal employee so you streamline the recruiting process and find the best match for your available position.
1. Review Your Current Employees. Look at your current employees and see what traits your star players have. What makes these people stand out? What ideal characteristics do these employees have for the positions they are in? Different positions may require specific traits and qualities. Make a list so you know what to look for when hiring for each position.
2. Develop a Job Description. By writing a job description including skills, experience, and characteristics you believe are important, you’ll make an outline of what type of employee will be the best fit for your company. The job description will make it easier to determine prime candidates when reviewing resumes.
3. Post the Detailed Job. Post the job description including key qualifications and instructions on how to submit the resume and/or cover letter. Candidates who do not follow directions right off the bat will be easily discarded.
4. Draft the Interview Questions. Kristina Cushing, Account Executive at RemX Specialty Staffing, recruiting and placing the most qualified candidates nationwide, advises to include behavior event questions, company fit questions, team fit questions, and additional skills/technical fit questions. Make sure the questions match up to all the characteristics and traits you are looking for in the specified position. Use your job description as a guideline when developing the questions.
5. Review and Follow-Up. Take notes during the interview. After the first round of interviews, you may need to perform a second round if questions still arise and a few candidates seem to be equally qualified. Also follow-up with references because this can help to provide more insight to a candidates past work experience including strengths and weaknesses in the performance and/or personality.
These 5 tips can help you prepare for and hire your ideal employee in a streamlined, efficient manner so you can maximize your productivity and find a quality employee who will be the best fit for your company.