The most important tasks in business also seem to be the toughest, which is certainly the case when it comes to hiring new talent. There is just so much pressure on getting your selection right because the waves created by this person can be huge. There are the costs involved, the resource required, the time spent and, let’s not forget, some reputational consequences that could really harm your brand if you get it wrong.
Of course, it isn’t just about hiring a young gun that has all the technical skills you could hope for, or a business vet with experience galore. It is also about making sure they are the perfect for your company. Basically, nailing this process is like trying to walk a tightrope while spinning plates made of jelly. It’s not easy.
So, to help you improve your hiring process a hundred-fold, we have come up with a few tips that will see a queue of high-quality candidates waiting outside your interview room.
Leave It To The Professionals
As you can tell by the terrifying introduction to this article, the hiring process is not for faint hearted (or those businesses that are already balancing on a knife’s edge), which is why we recommend you outsource your candidate woes to a top 10 executive recruiter. It is their job to know who the top performers are in each industry and put them in front of hiring managers at firms seeking a competitive advantage.
Write More Attractive Job Descriptions
We’re not talking about words. We’re not saying that you need to dip into a thesaurus and use the kind of fancy words a high-end supermarket would use on their food adverts. We’re talking about making your postings more attractive by making them needs-supplies, which is where you concentrate on what your business can do for the chosen-employee. By doing that, you will make yourself more attractive to top talent. The other thing you should do is advocate honesty. If you’re struggling to find candidates that are the right fit it could because your writing exaggerated posts.
Put More Focus On Personality
Yes, you really need to have an employee with the right level of technical skill. We know that. But it is so important to get a candidate with the right personality and attitude too. Why? Because skills can be taught and personality can’t. It is that simple. That is why you need to place more emphasis on soft skills; things like social intelligence, interpersonal skills, communication abilities, problem-solving and all that sort of stuff that can lift your company in ways you never expected.
Two-Way Interviews Work Best
The interview process is your chance to ask questions and get a better understanding of the candidate in front of you. That is why it is so crucial for you to ask the right questions, improve your processes and spot red flags. However, it is also important to have the candidate interview you too. You need them to see what working for your business is like in order for them to know if it is going to be right for them. You need to give them a realistic understanding of what your work environment is like.Published in