Hiring the best employees is a challenging process. You want candidates who are engaged, productive and focused on the future. They have a positive impact on your team, employee morale, and company goals. This is why having a hiring plan in place can increase your success.
Implement these tips to add the best employees to your team.
Understand Each Candidate’s Fit
Find out why each applicant wants the role and how they can grow along with it. If the candidate sees the position as the next step in advancing their career, they may be more likely to remain with your company when they see additional career opportunities down the road. Be sure to talk about the applicant’s career goals and how your company can help achieve them. Also, point out how the role can provide a basis for advancement to higher levels of employment.
Vet Your Top Candidates
Be sure to perform background and reference checks on the applicants who may receive a job offer. Thorough evaluation of whether an applicant has the education, hard and soft skills, and experience they say they do saves you time and money in the long run. You can gain insight into how the candidate works, their capabilities and work ethic, and who they are as a coworker and employee. This provides a stronger sense of who you are hiring, whether they can perform the work, and that they will blend with company culture.
Hire for Potential
Although a candidate’s past achievements are important, what they can do both now and in the future matter as well. This is why you should emphasize an applicant’s hard, soft, and transferrable skills along with their ability to learn and grow. Having a foundation of experience to work from provides room for a candidate to add to their skill set. As long as they have the right interpersonal skills and blend with company culture, additional hard skills can be taught. Be sure to ask open-ended questions relevant to the role to see how the applicant works through the process and solves problems.
Include Evaluation Strategies
Since an interview is not always the best way to evaluate a candidate’s personality and skills, pair it with another method for evaluation. Personality tests, skills-based questionnaires, and other sources for collecting data can be used to determine which candidate should be offered a job. This is a stronger indicator of how an applicant may perform if hired for the role.
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