How to recruit the ‘perfect employee’
Recruiting the correct people goes hand in hand with running a successful business. Hiring the wrong employee is expensive, costly to your work environment, and time-consuming. On the other hand, hiring the correct employee, pays you back in employee productivity, a successful employment relationship, and a positive impact on your work environment. Here are five factors to consider when recruiting for a new position:
- Use technology to your advantage
In the current business climate you have access many different pools of talent, you can now advertise a job position online to attract the desired candidate - with more tools than ever to help you improve the effectiveness of your sourcing and hiring processes, for both small and large organisations.
With an abundance of online job sites, you may even obtain more applications than you had wished for. It’s important to research which job sites are best for your business and not rush to advertise on them all. There are also many online tools to help with the selection process, from writing the correct job description to organising through CV’s.
2. Prioritize candidate experience
The interview experience should be your number one priority. The initial interview is also an opportunity for candidates to learn about your business and the culture you enforce. If their experience with your organization is exceptionally positive, even candidates who aren't accepted will still speak positively your business.
It doesn't matter how much you're paying, or how great the projects you're working on are - if you fail to treat candidates with the same esteem you'd treat a longtime colleague, you're doing the organization a disservice.
3. Seek and embrace diversity
A diverse team is a major competitive advantage, and it starts with the recruiting process. Many people associate ‘diversity’ with a persons age, gender or race, but there is far more to creating a diverse workplace that a persons demographic characteristics.
Employing people from different backgrounds, experiences and working styles can help your team flourish. When your workforce have different ideas, a creative concepts can be born from a range of concepts, suggestions and group feedback.
4. Ask better questions
It’s important you carefully consider the questions you ask a candidate to make sure they have the relevant experience, skills and knowledge, and also resonant with the culture of your business. Many people stick to quizzical interview questions and forget to find out about the person joining their business - ask about their hobbies and what they enjoy doing in their spare time, this may not determine if they fit the job specifications, however it will give you a greater understanding of them as an individual.
5. Value quality over quantity
Focusing on the quality of candidates instead of volume can be a very effective recruiting strategy. There's less overhead involved in hiring two outstanding employees who are a perfect match than five good employees who aren't. Consider employing internally, is there someone within your business who could be promoted or take on the extra duties? It’s important to make staff aware of any new positions you’re advertising as a current employee could be the perfect match.
Recruiting top talent takes a combination of creativity and diligence. Technology makes it easier than ever to publish your job postings, but to connect with qualified candidates and drive excitement about the role and your company, you have to stand out and use the correct recruitment tools during the selection and interview process.
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