Whether your business is big or small, a good business team is what makes your company rise and a major success. It takes one disenchanted employee to tarnish the name of your company. Hiring the right employee can be challenging. An employee whose credentials look good on the paper, might not be the perfect fit for your company. On the other hand, a candidate who has an average resume might just have the perfect skills and attitude for your company.
When a company decides to hire an employee, there are specific requirements that are expected from a candidate. There are a lot of applications that follow and therefore, it becomes strenuous for the hiring committee to choose and offer the position to one candidate.
Before the commencement of the interview process, the recruiting manager with his team should strategize the entire process for it to run smoothly. The responsibilities should be distributed, the entire hiring process should be divided among the committee and the interviewers should be aware of their roles and follow the protocol according to the plan.
Hiring the right employee is an arduous task only when done in a haphazard way, this process should be calculated and discussed well. Here are the key important ways to hire the right employee.
- Review the applications carefully
Once you have received all the applications, take your time and review the applications with your panel. Make a check-list for your requirements for each candidate. Evaluate them on the basis of their credentials and experience. This is an apt way to filter the best candidates for the job position.
- Schedule a telephonic interview
Once you have finalized the list of right candidates, plan a telephonic interview with them. This will help you prescreen the candidates. There is always some kind of misunderstanding about the entire job profile or remuneration. Ask their expectations, explain to them yours.
Cross-check their information with them over the call. The conversation will not bring clarity, but also save you time and energy for further interviews. It will also be quite evident if the attitude of the candidate will work for the company or not.
- Keep the face to face interview friendly.
It is quite normal for an interviewee to get nervous before and during an interview. Make them comfortable. A good interview works both ways. No matter how much an interviewee is experienced, he or she will get nervous and fumble. Keep the interview conversational. It is great to be a professional but humanize yourself and do not hyper-focus on his former experiences. You will be able to test his abilities, skills, confidence, strengths, and weaknesses much better this way. The interview will make his intentions of genuinely working for the company and quite apparent.
- Assess them through assignments.
After you are done with the interview, give the candidate some projects related to his job profile using a valid and reliable talent assessment tool. You will get to know about his experience and expertise in the field. His ability to tackle new projects in a given time frame will only enable you to understand how he performs under pressure.
- Do a thorough background check
Before offering the job to the candidate, do make the required calls to cross-check the details with the management team of his last workplace. Make sure you get enough information about his attitude and contribution to the office.
After the series of interviews, before drafting the final job letter, discuss among yourself his strengths and weaknesses. Every member of the hiring team will have something different to suggest which will help you as the hiring manager take the right decision and choose the right employee with the apt energy for the company.