Top tips for making sure you hire the right person

Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 by Luke GuyNo comments

It does not matter what kind of business you run, it is important that you have the quality employees to help your company run and grow. However, finding the right employees can be more difficult than you think.

To hire the right person for the job, you will need to look at past candidates’ CVs and cover letters and learn more about them as people. Employees need to have the skills and experience required to do the job, but they also need to fit in with the company culture and be willing to take direction and handle challenges as they come.

Focus on the candidate’s potential

Nothing is more important in a new hire than personality. While they might have the right skill set that is essential, does their personality fit into your organisation?

Fit the personality to the job

A candidate’s personality is another important factor to consider. You may want a narcissistic employee tending to elderly patients in your nursing home, but it might not be a bad idea to hire one model your new clothing range. Just because the person seems like the right fit for your company, does not mean that person is the right candidate for the job you have open. You have to make sure that the employee you hire is up to the task.

Check social media profiles

Like most employers, you probably already make it a point to do a background check (this is including a quick google search on the candidates name) this is just to see what comes up about the person online.

Ask the right questions

You can ask certain questions that will help you to figure out what sort of person the candidate is. You can ask questions such as;

  • Who are you going to be in 10 years from today?
  • Why do you work?
  • What makes you get up in the morning and do what you do?

These questions will show you a lot about a candidate’s drive and ambition, which is important in helping you, understand how the person works, and whether or not your potential employee will grow within your business.

Think of your other employees

You have a legal obligation to provide your employees with a safe and healthy work environment. If a potential employee gives any indication that he or she could be aggressive, they are probably not a good fit in your organisation.

Do not judge a book by its cover

It is easy to write off candidates based on their appearance, but it’s more important that you consider how well they can do the job and if they’re a good fit.

During the hiring decision, it is important to think outside the box. You never know – candidates who fall outside the lines of your requirements may still be perfect for your business.

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