The Nitty Gritty Of Hiring Staff

Bringing in a new member of the team is a headache for a lot of employers. It takes a lot of work to go through the hiring process and it’s not just about interviewing people. You have to choose where and how you advertise, which costs money. You have to sift through hundreds – if not thousands – of resumes.

Beginning Interviews

Once you’ve done those things you have to decide whether you set your interview process at one or two interviews, and then decide whether to add in a trial day. It’s a lot to take in and hiring the perfect employee is not an easy thing to do.

Hire Right

Perfection means different things to different companies and while you’re sorting through education and experience requirements, you have to consider an Insights Discovery profile so you can work out the type of personality your newcomer will have. All of these elements put together means that you have a lot to think about when you begin your hiring process. There are some fantastic tips out there online to help you get your head around the entire process, but we’ve put together a few that we think are the best ones to help.
  1. Be Prepared. Running your business by yourself is one thing, but adding more people is quite another. You have to realise that you should be looking for people who not only will complement your business, but also work well with you. Hire people who will further your company and who will grow it the way you want to – so you need to prepare yourself and your interview panel for what they need to look for.
  2. Toe The Line. When you are hiring in, you need to make sure you don’t discriminate against anyone who walks in the door. Be objective in your judgement and only invite the people who want the same things on paper. Advertise across more than one channel and be neutral in your advertisement.
  3. Create A Panel. Your interview panel should be made up of people who will be directly managing and working with the new employee. You want to be impressive but not intimidating and you want to make sure that the person you hire will fit well with the team.
  4. Outsource. If you cannot handle the entire process yourself (let’s say you’re a one-man band!) then you need to look outside the box. Hire in a recruitment agency to do the entire process for you and hire the right person for the job instead. Outsourcing absolutely has its merits and the money you spend doing it is money well spent.
  5. Hire. Once you’ve gone through the resumes and started the interviewing, you can get a very good idea of the type of person you are looking for. It may take you several attempts to find the right person, but in each of those attempts you will learn a lot about what your company needs and what you are truly looking for.

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