Hiring the right employees is critical to your success because they will be the face of your company, brand, and vision. Depending on the nature of your company, hiring the right people boosts productivity and offers the best customer service possible.
Here are some tips to help you hire the right people who will help your business grow and succeed:
1. Develop a clear company brand
Before you start looking out, take a look inside. What does your brand represent? What does it stand for? These are critical because they will form the foundation of your search for the right hires. You want people who will represent your company’s brand. For instance, a burger shop in Cebu focuses on providing opportunities for persons with disabilities (PWD). This became part of their brand, and thus their hires represent this vision.
2. Make a job post description that reflects your brand
You want to attract those who will reflect the brand and company culture. So, if you want a professional and organized employee, write a clear and professional job post description. If your brand is all about fun and creativity, make your posts funny and appealing. If your company values philanthropy, include your recent programs in your posts.
3. Look beyond the resume or CV
Remember that the best candidates with the perfect curriculum vitae may not always be the best fit for the job. Instead, ask them about their ambitions, priorities, long-term plans, etc. For instance, a candidate with the best qualifications might dream of working for a big company. This may mean, they will not stay with a small company for long. In short, understand how the candidate’s aspirations fit with the job and your company.
4. Know their skills and capabilities
You might be able to tell from their CV what background and skills they have based on their prior employment and education. But you can learn more by asking about their weaknesses too. You can ask, “What are you not good at?” Their answers will help you streamline what they are capable of doing and what they are willing to improve on. It will also help look into their personality, work ethics, goals, and expectations of themselves. You can also try asking practical questions or situations and see how they can solve them.
5. Take your time
Being in a hurry might just lead to a higher turnover. Take your time finding the right match. Making wise hiring decisions shows your team that you care about who they work with and who might manage or lead them in the future.
These are just some of the basic tips you can use when hiring “the right one.” They often say to trust your instinct, but sometimes that isn’t always enough. So, take your time to learn more about each candidate. Good luck!
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