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Tips for a Successful Hire

Hiring a new employee can be one of the most important tasks you’ll do. Not only is it costly to hire and onboard a new team member, but if you make a bad hire, it can set your business back. The last thing anyone wants is employees that don’t perform well or just aren’t right for the position. Here are our top hiring tips for making a successful hire.

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Finding candidates with the right skills Using basic principles is a great first step that can be applied during the interview process. Some of these include things like staying away from the standard interview and prioritizing the candidate experience. For both employers and prospective employees, the standard interview is a predictable exchange with little opportunity to forge a real connection. Instead, consider a better way to begin the process.

  • Be creative and identify ways to better understand how people truly think and feel.

  • Make it challenging. Allow for situations where candidates can be their true selves and observe how they navigate through the process.

  • Bring in your team. Invite colleagues to participate in the interview process to gauge whether the candidate fits the criteria needed to join.

Tailor your job listing to invite the best candidates To improve the hiring process, write a job description that accurately describes the position you’re looking to fill. Not doing so puts your company at a disadvantage from the beginning and will only delay your company’s efforts to bring on the right talent. Be honest about expectations and be realistic about what a candidate can expect of the job. Using software tools like Textio can help your organization craft better and effective job descriptions. Generating a job listing that reflects the actual expectations of a role is a critical first step in your company’s recruitment process improvement.

Make sure you hire for cultural fit The set of behavioral and procedural norms observed within a company are what make up a company’s culture, and can include things like policies, procedures, ethics, values, employee behaviors and attitudes, goals and codes of conduct. In a nutshell, these make up an organization’s “personality” and help define the work environment. For job seekers, it is important to know and understand the details of a company’s culture ahead of considering or accepting a job. Outlining your company’s culture and making it accessible to prospective employees whether in the job description or during the interview process will ensure you hire talent that meshes well with the team. The right hire can make all the difference in your business. For help contact Staffing Solutions.

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