3 Tips to Hiring the Right People – Every Time By : Kathleen Stafford Branton
When you have open positions in your company, it can sometimes feel like finding the right talent is about as easy as finding a needle in a haystack. You’re bombarded with underwhelming resumes from people who aren’t qualified for the position, or who don’t have the education you’re looking for. It can be frustrating at times, and you wonder if they’re even reading your job description, or if you’re doing something wrong. Well, while we can’t control other people submitting resumes despite being under qualified, we can give you some tips to do your part to attract great talent.
Tip #1: Have a well-defined job description: You need to be as descriptive as possible, the applicants need to – hopefully – know that you are very serious about the qualifications and experience you’re looking for. This also lets applicants know what to expect on the job if they were to obtain it. After all, no one likes bad surprises. It could also be that you need to actually fill two positions instead of one, or may need to combine two jobs into one. Either way, just be sure before you post.
Tip #2: Consider culture fit: Beyond qualifications, experience and education, you need to consider how this person or these people would fit in with the culture of your company. Every company has a certain culture, so what are you looking for in a person who would fit right in? You should add specific information about that as well. Click here to have our experts help you with this one.
Tip #3: Have one person dedicated to finding the right talent: This could be an employee with experience in recruiting, or you may need to hire a recruiter (we just so happen to keep several on staff). Why? Because if someone is busy doing their other job and respective duties, they won’t have time to devote to finding the right talent. They also may not have the relative experience or resources at their disposal.
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