The Right Recruits Prove a Necessity in the Business World

The recruitment process is oftentimes daunting, especially when it comes to sifting through the competition to find the right candidate.

Fortunately, there are a number of ways your business can find the best recruit the first time around.

With hiring help in mind, here are just a few recruitment tips:

Come up with Great Interview Questions

One of the most important parts of the hiring process is the interview.

Sure, you probably already have an interview plan in place, but it doesn't hurt to think outside of the box in terms of the questions you ask.

Traditional questions like "What can you add to this company?" and "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" are helpful, but throw in some curveballs as well.

For example, you can ask candidates what they would do if they won the lottery. You can even ask the candidate to ask you some interview questions.

Stepping out of the traditional interview scenario will give you plenty of insight into how the candidate thinks on his or her feet.

Likewise, by asking off the wall questions, you can also get a sense of the candidate's personality.

Look for Potential

A job candidate who has all the necessary skills for the current position is a great find, but someone who has the potential to excel far beyond an entry-level position is ideal.

Considering as the article “people are the soul of every organization” notes, it's important to hire candidates with the potential to rise in the ranks.

You've probably heard the phrase "go-getter" and "high achiever" when it comes to choosing candidates.

Well, there's a reason for that: candidates with exceptional potential usually bring more to a company than someone who is just looking for a paycheck.

If the candidate is excited about the job, but also has big ideas and is motivated to succeed, then you've found yourself a go-getter and a high achiever who likely has plenty of potential.

Don't Judge a Résumé by its Cover

A candidate's résumé is a great starting point when it comes to getting to know an individual; but don't let it be the deciding factor in the hiring process.

Although a professionally written résumé is important, make sure you research the cand idate further than what is on the page.

Is there a gap in the candidate's work history? Is the candidate lacking in the experience department? Make sure you ask questions about résumé red flags before passing judgment.

There's likely a reasonable explanation for everything and even the most qualified candidates sometimes have gaps in their résumés.

Do Some Social Research

Social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter can give you a unique view into the lives of new recruits.

A growing number of companies are researching candidates' social profiles as part of the recruitment process and so should you.

You should concentrate on professional social sites such as LinkedIn and any professional blogs candidates might have, but it doesn't hurt to look at strictly social profiles as well.

When you're ready to find the best possible employees, consider some of the hiring tips mentioned above.

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About the Author: Adam Groff is a freelance writer and creator of content. He writes on a variety of topics including interviewing and job hunting.

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