No matter what industry you are in, finding the right employees is crucial. You need to find employees who have all of the necessary skills for the position, but you also need to find employees who will fit with your company culture. Hiring the wrong employees can cost you time, money, and other resources. It’s a process you want to take seriously. Here are four tips that will help you to find the right employees.
1. Define the Job Well
The best place to start when you are trying to find the right employee is with the job description. Regardless of where you are posting the job--Indeed, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn, etc.--you want the job posting to be an accurate description of what exactly the job entails. Be sure to clearly spell out what duties the person will be responsible for, what skills and qualifications you are looking for, and what the company culture is like. It’s also good to list the salary range if possible so you won’t waste your time on a lot of candidates that are simply out of the range.
2. Review Resumes and Credentials Carefully
When looking over resumes and applications, screen them against a list of necessary qualifications and skills as well as daily tasks and duties. Has the candidate performed similar tasks at previous positions? If you have a lot of resumes to sort through, you may want to define deal-breakers so that you can easily narrow down resumes to review.
3. Ask the Best Job Interview Questions
There’s only so much generic questions like “what’s your biggest weakness?” can reveal about potential candidates. You want to get creative and think outside the box. You want to ask good questions that will tell you what you need to know about the candidate. Are they goal-oriented? Will they be able to handle everything the job requires? Are they a good fit for your company in terms of their personality?
4. Seek Help from a Staffing Agency
Finding the right employees is a difficult but crucial task. It’s a better idea to let the professionals handle it. At firstPRO, we have over thirty years of experience finding the perfect candidates for our clients. We know how to find the candidates that will be the best fit for the position you need to fill and the best fit for your company culture, helping you to establish ideal working relationships. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need any assistance with finding the best employees.