by Lucy Wyndham and Greg Smith
Are you hiring the best people to work in your business? Unfortunately, this process in many organizations leaves a lot to be desired and can result in high staff turnover in your business . Making some simple changes like those mentioned below, to this area of your company, will make all the difference and ensure that your business is a much more efficient, productive place to work in.
Continually Review and Refine Your Hiring Process
First of all, you need to assess your current hiring process. It may not be fit for purpose and this could be the reason why you’re not finding productive, high-caliber interview candidates.
The job specifications for any jobs you are advertising, should be as detailed as possible and directed at the people who are more likely to provide the best service.
When job interview candidates attend your company’s interviews, you should ask them well-thought out, challenging questions to find out as much as possible about their work background and abilities. You can go one step further with this exercise, by asking them to complete some kind of work-related test, that will let your interview candidates display their abilities.
Check Interview Candidates Backgrounds, Qualifications and Work Experience
An interview will not always tell you what you want to know about job interview candidates. This means you need to dig deeper and find out more about the people you are thinking about hiring.
Many of the people who apply for a job today, have one or more social media profiles. A quick online search will show you how interview candidates conduct themselves online and how professional they are. All of the qualifications and work experience a candidate claims to have, should also be checked thoroughly, by checking every reference they provide and by speaking to their referees, if it’s possible to do so.
Hiring Assessments. People regularly hire new employees based on intuition and similarities, instead of actual emotional, psychological and behavioral aptitudes for a job. Consider using an objective and comprehensive assessment as part of the hiring process for the top finalists. Assessments give the employer a more complete view of what to expect in terms of performance, energy levels and personality traits. Once the person is hired, then the report can be further used as a development plan. Let me introduce you to the TriMetrix HD assessment … the most accurate tool for identifying the right person for the right job.
Enthusiasm for the Role
The people you hire must have a keen interest in the role you are offering and your business. How enthusiastic a job interview candidate is, should quickly become apparent while you interview them, by the way they answer questions and by how much they know about the role and your business. This enthusiasm should continue, once a person is hired and they will be more likely to work harder and grow in your organization.
There are many ways you can improve production in your business, by focussing more on the way you hire new employees. These are the people your business will depend on in the future, so it’s essential to take into account each of the tips above, so that you develop a much more effective hiring system.