Keys Tips For Hiring The Right Employee

Thursday, April 06, 2017


As a business owner, it’s your job to ensure that all the key details of your business are taken care of, and that means finding the right people to do the tasks that you’re not capable of due to either your abilities or lack of time. Still, deciding to hire a person and finding the right person is not as easy as it sounds - and can actually cost businesses a lot of money if it’s not done properly. Here are 5 tips to ensure you get the right person, every time.

The Advert
You might be losing the best candidate for the job before you’ve even begun interviewing for the position. How? By making your job description advert too complicated or not exciting enough. If you write an ad with a long list of requirements, you might discount a few stellar potential employees just because they don’t fit every one of your lengthy demands. Think carefully about which attributes are essential and which are simply desired. 

Can They Do The Job?
Yes, of course, it’s an easy tip to provide, but you’d be surprised by how many companies hire people only to later realise that they’re really not all that suitable for the position. This is because the interview questions they ask are too limited, or don’t fully allow a person to outline the scope of their abilities. You shouldn’t have a copy and paste interview question sheet for every job; differentiate it for each position and always make sure they have the opportunity to get their experience across.

References and Checks
It’s not all that uncommon, unfortunately, for candidates to lie on their application. Not being able to speak French for a position that doesn’t require it may not be the end of the world, but you might come to regret hiring a candidate who failed to fully disclose their past during the hiring process. Make the most of uCheck DBS service to ensure there are no nasty skeletons in their closet and always follow up on the references they have provided. It takes no time at all, and might be difference between a great hire and a horror show.

The Rapport
If you’re a small business, it’s not enough for a person just to be able to do the job well. You need to think about the rapport you have with them and how they’ll fit into the working dynamic of the office. You’ll be working closely with this person, and if you’re unable to get along with them then you’ll be compromising the productivity and harmony of the office.

They’re Not You
Finally, here comes a tip from a LinkedIn executive: do not hire someone who is simply another version of yourself. You want to add a voice to your business that is fresh, new, and which can take the company in directions that you’re not able to. Hire them for the skills you don’t have and it’ll pay off. Having a diverse, varied workforce will only benefit your business in the long run!

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