5 Tips that Will Help You Recruit the Right Person for the Job

If you are trying to recruit new people for your company in this day and age, it might seem like shooting a fish in the barrel. Not only is there fierce competition for every job position, which means you can cherry-pick your candidates, but you also get to choose from a much larger talent pool if you choose to consider to possibility of hiring a remote worker. But, as simple as it might appear, finding the right person is still as difficult as ever. Sure, they might be experienced and have all the relevant skills needed for the job, but if they can't fit with your company culture or with other employees, you will have a problem on your hands. It gets even worse if their work performance and their motivation turns out to be poor.

This effectively means you have wasted your time and money training them, only to replace them and do the same thing all over again with a different candidate, instead of turning a profit. So what can you do? Well, you can improve your recruiting process and look at a bigger picture. In addition to looking for a candidate with necessary skills and experience, you should also pay attention to their character traits, and their willingness to contribute to the company and fit in with its goals and culture. Here are five ways that will help you pick the right person for the job, every single time.

1. Consider Candidates Looking to Build Their Career with Your Company

This can mean hiring a person with with less skills and experience, but one which is willing to grow and develop with your company, and build their career, instead of someone who views your company as a mere stepping stone on their way to somewhere else. You need someone fully committed to the cause and loyal to the company. You can get a better insight into their personality and their ambitions by taking a closer look at their employment history, according to James Keenan, who is a recruiter over at Essayontime:

“If they have had held a multitude of job positions, but never stuck around in one place for more than a year or so, then you might consider passing on them and looking into a different candidate. Also, if they have huge gaps in their job history, you might want to pay attention to their skills to make sure they are still up to date with all the developments in the industry.”

2. Look for People with Relevant Practical Experience

In a perfect world, you would hire a candidate which has both the necessary experience and qualifications, but such people are hard to come by in real life, which means you will have to look for the next best thing. And the best thing would be to hire a person which has already cut their teeth in the industry and is familiar with all the requirements of the job.

You will still need to provide training for your new employee, but if they have the sort of experience you are looking for, that adjustment period will be much shorter. They will be able to fit in much faster and contribute to the company in no time, which also saves your company a few dollars.

3. Tests Can Help You Collect Vital Candidate Information

Testing your potential candidates is time-consuming, but it can provide you with some valuable information, such as the candidate's capacity for learning, ability to adapt to new technologies and methods, or their resourcefulness in critical situations. All of these are challenges they will eventually face, and given the right test, you will be able to gauge how they might perform in such situations.

Tests are also necessary, because some candidates may have been less than truthful on their job application, hoping that you will never check. It is your job to see if they really have all the experience and skills they claim they do.

4. Choose a Person Who Is Mentally/Psychologically Strong

These days, you would be hard-pressed to find a job which isn't stressful on some level. Some professions, such as those in IT, are especially brutal on the workers, because they need to learn constantly, perform under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and design increasingly complex software, and increasingly complex means there is more room for error and stress.

On the other hand, you have jobs which aren't stressful at all, such as repetitive administrative work, but which require people to remain motivated over a long period of time. In both cases, you need a person which possesses the mental and psychological strength to handle it all, instead of burning out too quickly.

5. Pick a Candidate Which Will Fit in at the Workplace

Corporate culture is also something that is really important for every company, and you need a candidate which will be able to adapt to it. Also, they need to have sufficient social skills, since they will inevitably rub shoulders and collaborate with other people inside the company. Having someone who will boost the healthy and positive atmosphere in the workplace will certainly help keep things running smoothly.

Conclusion

With these tips in mind, you will know which things you will need to pay attention to when bringing in new people to work at your company. They will be able to fit in and be productive, and you will be able to grow your business. Good luck!

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