Part of running a business is about finding the right people, and if you can do this you are pretty much flying. Because there are so many different components associated with the “right” people, you’ve got to make sure that you are doing it to the best of your ability. Hiring people can be a long and drawn out procedure that can cause us many headaches. But this is why we have got to make sure that our recruitment process is finely-tuned. How do we do this?
Being Organised At Your End
Simple, yet it’s surprising how many employers lack organisational skills. It can be frustrating for the perspective of someone applying that they’ve not even had a courtesy email back from you. It may be worth investing in recruitment agency software or, at the very least, getting a process in place so you can retain some proper organisation. Having a structure in place before you start posting on recruitment websites can make all the difference. At the very least, have some common courtesy to reply.
Sifting Through The CVs
There are people who will only look at specific CVs but this can be a case of cutting off your nose to spite your face. Sometimes it’s not about the person who has all the relevant skills but it could be about the person who you can mould into the right type of employee. Sometimes it’s worth looking at all the CVs, or at the very least having a cursory glance to see if they hit the right notes of the type of person you are looking for. Yes, it can be a long and drawn-out process, but when you are looking for the right person, you’ve got to invest that time at the outset.
Finding Someone That Fits With Your Philosophy
While you want someone to be a good fit with the business you’ve got to go through the interview process to weed out the right answers. People may have already practised their answers so it just seems like they’re reading from a script in their mind. But instead, it’s better for you to find someone who fits in with your philosophy by asking certain questions and giving them the opportunity to express themselves as a real human being. You can ask the general interview questions but it’s also worth remembering that they will probably try to say things that they think you want to hear. Do you really want to hire someone like this?
While we have to remember the hiring someone is a long process, we are looking for someone who is is perfect for our philosophy. This means that we have to acquire the appropriate references because someone may be perfect but they have got a checkered past. It’s entirely up to you if you want to hire that person knowing that they’ve got a criminal record or specific problems. It’s also worth thinking about your own misconceptions about the hiring process. It shouldn’t be a difficult thing to go through because you are looking for someone that is a good fit for the company, has some of the skills, but is also able to develop. Organise your process and you won’t go far wrong.