BEING A LEADER
As a leader, there is a huge focus on
ensuring that the perfect company culture
is fostered. You want to make sure that
each and every one of your employees feels
welcomed, respected and happy with their
job. And all of that starts with hiring the
right employees. By bringing unfit
employees into your company, you are
jeopardizing the company’s morale and
well-being, which can drastically hurt
productivity. Here are a few tips on how to
hire the right employee.
GET THE JOB DESCRIPTION RIGHT
Before a prospective employee sends in his resume, he should have a clear
understanding of the role. That begins with the job description. If you have a generic or
vague job description posted on your company’s website or any third-party job finding
site, you will more than likely receive applicants that are not the right fit for your
company, and interviewing multiple unfit applicants is a waste of everybody’s time.
Make sure that there is a clear understanding of what the job entails so that anybody
applying knows exactly what they are getting into.
HEAVILY AUDIT THOSE RESUMES
Obviously, you want to inspect your applicants’ resumes, but really make sure that you
understand their skills, qualifications and experience. Also, don’t forget to heavily inspect
cover letters; this stems back to getting the job description right. Make sure to ask for
cover letters in addition to resumes. You can get a good sense of the applicant’s skills and
qualifications from a resume, however, with cover letters, you can get a better sense of
who they are as a person. You can learn a great deal from a candidate just by their writing
Unfortunately, there is no single, correct way to hire the right employee for your particular
company. However, you can make the process much more efficient and successful by making the
hiring process reflect the company culture. If you are a traditional, more professional business,
then let your applicants know this. If you are, instead, a laid-back, unconventional startup, then
definitely let the personality of the company shine through in the process. This will let potential
employees get a better sense of the company culture before starting, and clue them in on
whether or not they want to continue pursuing a career with your company or not.
AN ORGANIC PROCESS
Again, there is no magic trick to hiring the perfect employee for every single company,
but these tips should help make the process a bit easier. When looking for employees,
remember that the hiring process is organic and can change over time. Also, do not feel
as though you can not learn from hiring. Learn, adapt and make the process as efficient
for your particular company as possible. Good luck!