Finding good, qualified, hard working people can be a challenge in any business. If you don’t have a good plan and strategy, you could end up making the process more stressful, drawn out and less effective. Here are 5 ways in which you can improve the hiring process your small business uses to find better candidates to help your business grow and thrive.
- First you need to analyze and assess your needs to determine what you’re looking for in an employee. If your goal is not clear, how will you know when you’ve found the right applicant or candidate for the job? Define a job description that fully entails what this person’s role will be and what characteristics and qualifications they will need to appropriately fill the role. This will help to you target the right people from the beginning, refining your search and helping to streamline the hiring process.
- Once you have specifically defined your job positions, you will need to develop a strategy for recruitment so that you can attract and target people you want to work for you! Determine the optimal places you will use internally and eternally to attract these candidates for the best results.
- Next, develop meaningful, useful interview questions. You will want these questions to help you determine if the person is right for the job based on both qualifications as well as their personality. Each question should have a specific purpose and should lead you to relevant information about the person instead of vague, general information tat is not pertinent to your goal. Choose questions that will help you to learn about how the person has handled difficult situations, rewarding career moments and more so that you can learn about their professional demeanor and outlook.
- You will then be ready to conduct the actual interviews. When asking your prepared interview questions, you should take notes to help you remember that person and your conversation later on. Ask questions in an open-ended format to help the applicant open up about him or herself giving you more insight.
- Finally, analyze and assess the information you have gathered for each candidate with your hiring team. Often having different perspectives and opinions will help you to determine which person is the right fit for the job. Make sure that biases or personal judgments are not impairing you or your co-worker’s choices. Always keep conversations about hiring positive and productive. Once you have chosen the person for the job, you should wait to conduct a background check until after the offer has been extended; this is good business practice.
All of these tips will help you to improve your hiring process overall so that you can target the appropriate applicants, refine what you are looking for in an employee, develop meaningful questions, conduct the interview and then assess the applicants to ultimately choose the one who can get the job done right! In no time you will have a hiring process like the pros at EventNext HR! Having a plan and a strategy will make the process much smoother, easier and more effective!
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