Tired of not having the right employee for your company? Fed up with wasting time interviewing non-qualified candidates? Here’s how to find the best employee for your business.
- Be Critical and Relentless
Because hunting for a new employee can be frustrating and time-consuming, many employers make the mistake of giving up after a period of time and simply settling for someone who they think will be sufficient, or who they assume they can train for what they need. While training will always be necessary, relying on turning an unqualified candidate into a qualified employee is not the degree of training you want to have to offer. Be critical of resumes — looking for those which are targeted to the job and clearly have experience and education to back up the claims. And be relentless in the hunt and interview process of who you are staking out for the position
- Work With a Recruitment Firm
Even with the best of intentions and armed with knowledge and experience in the line of finding new people for your business, your experience will never stack up to the pros in the industry: recruiters. If you want to find the best person for the position, ask the best person to find them. Recruitment agents are trained in knowing how to sort through applicants, weeding out just candidates. They know how to ask the right questions to know if a candidate will be a good fit for the position and the business, and they know what it takes to find an employee who is specialized in a certain area
- Think Outside the Box
If your potential employee is responding to your search for candidates through things such as online postings or immigration job advertising in the Bay Area, chances are, they will show up ready for the interview with certain expectations of what you will ask. These will be practiced answers that they have researched and are ready to offer as their response. You can learn more about your candidate, however, and see if they are the right one for the position by catching them off guard and asking non-generic interview questions. Think outside the box, ask something they wouldn’t expect, or have them perform a task they may not think they would be required to do. You want an employee who is adaptable, flexible, and can solve problems while working under pressure. This is a great way to figure that out!
With these tips in mind, and a fresh perspective on hiring, it’s time to get to work hiring your firm and working with them to find you the best person for the job!