Hiring the right employee is a challenging process. I know this because I faced the same challenge when hiring for a towing company. Hiring the wrong employee can be very challenging and expensive, it will cost your work environment as well as time. Hiring the right employee means your company will stand to benefit on productivity, enjoy a successful employment relationship and promote a positive impact to the work environment.
If you are looking to hire the right person, here are some ways to go about it.
Commitment to career
You need to choose a person who is committed to his or her career. You do not want to be faced with a situation where you hire employees who switch careers or jobs frequently, because they want a higher salary. If a person is not loyal to any company, such a person will not be loyal to yours too. You should check the previous job duration of a candidate to see if he or she has a tendency of changing jobs.
Learning and Analytical Skills
You should test for learning and analytical skills. You should try different methods to assess different learning and analytical skills. You should not evaluate candidates merely based on the basis of their resume. A candidate who has confidence may survive as this is a good trait, but at the same time, you need to get a candidate who has the right skills and educational qualifications.
You want to choose a candidate who fits in your company’s culture. You need to evaluate the social skills of such candidates to see if they are in line with what others in the company stand for. In order to judge compatibility skills, ask how such a candidate is managing his current business clients. A candidate looking forward to join and work with you must be willing to show reason and loyalty. If a candidate cannot get along with their current business clients, then there is no need to hire such candidates.
Improve your hiring process
Whether you are hiring employees for multinational organizations, or you are just looking for a potential candidate to fill a single role, you need to ensure that your hiring process is well refined. Instead of asking bullet questions, aim to know more about the candidates knowledge, attitude, skills, knowledge and capabilities. When you advertise for a job position, ensure that all requirements, responsibilities and qualifications are well stipulated, as this ensures that suitable candidates apply.