Getting the Right People

Getting the Right People

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A lot people are hiring now and receiving many resumes/applications which can lure you into a false sense of security in finding the right person.  Whether you have 2 or 200 applicants for a position there are some basics to keep in mind to ensure you have the “right” hire and not the “right now” hire.

As your business grows, expands or starts up – the one resource you will need is people. To get a computer or copier you just need to pick up the phone and place an order – if only hiring were as simple. No matter how you find candidates you have to interview the person, determine if they have the right skills and if they fit into your company’s culture. This may sound daunting but there are a few things you can keep in mind to make the process easier.

  • Determine what you need in the new person/position not only today but down the road in 6-12 months time.
  • Hire with the future in mind.
  • Before meeting/interviewing anyone determine what qualities/skills are the most important to you (and don’t compromise)
  • Create a list of questions to ask each candidate, this way you won’t miss anything and it will be easier to compare candidates.
  • Only after interviewing all the candidates, review each person and determine who is best for you.
  • If you have other employees in your business, have the final candidate talk to others so they can get a feel for the company.

Keeping these in mind you should get a successful hire who will help you with their knowledge and be satisfied in their new position.  It will be a win-win!

Happy Recruiting!