No matter the number of employees you have, it is important that you have done all you can to hire the best
That said can you say with confidence you’ve been doing that more times than not?
Having the right people is critical to putting together and keeping a good operation.
With that thought in mind, what should you be doing when you look to hire people?
Don’t Take Hiring Lightly
In looking to get the best people you can in your company, here are a few helpful pointers:
- Take time on interviews – Never feel rushed in interviewing one for a position. Feeling hurried could lead you to hire the wrong person or miss out on someone quite good. If you do not sit in on the interviews, make sure you have one or more qualified employees doing so. You want to be sure the right questions are asked of each prospect. Of most importance, how would a prospect potentially fit in with your organization? Along with answering questions and knowledge they bring to the table, see how folks act. Do they have good eye contact with you or someone else interviewing them? Do they seem confident in their abilities? Do they ask questions about the company and seem truly interested in a potential job with you? These and other questions should be on your mind.
- Doing background checks – It is also critical to do background checks on prospects. You want to know as much as possible about each individual who may end up working for you. For instance, do they have a good driving record? That is key if you are hiring for delivery driver positions or employees will have to go out and meet clients. Go online and do a driver’s license lookup for each prospect. See if there is anything that stands out in a negative manner. This could be issues like DUI’s, traffic tickets and more. The last thing you want to do is hire one with a bad driving record. That is one who will have to be able to get around as part or much of their job. While your driving record should be of importance to you, the same goes for one you hire. That is an individual who will not be in the office all day.
- Try and figure out how they’d fit in – Last, it can be hard to get to know one’s personality during a short interview. That said do your best to try and figure out how a prospect may fit in with other employees at your business. The last thing you’d want to have happen is a conflict of personalities does damage to the office makeup. Managing a group of people almost requires one to have a degree in psychology. That said you can get a sense of someone’s personality when talking with them. You may want some of your employees that the person would work with to also spend some time in the process.
When you are looking to hire more workers, where will your priorities be?