Hiring the best employees is more of a challenge than ever before due to economic pressures, the need to stay competitive, and changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Among the key considerations during the process are allowing opportunities for questions, hiring for culture, and hiring someone you’d work for.
Here are four top tips:
1. Make the interview feel more like a discussion
To get a better feel for a candidate, have them take a more active role in the interview by asking questions. That way, it feels less like an inquisition and allows them to open up more about what’s on their mind. Plus, you’ll find out if they’ve done their research about your company.
Another new approach is to get out of the interview room and show the prospective employee around the firm, including introducing them to employees. Who knows _ they could soon become co-workers.
2. Line up your company’s objectives with a candidate’s goals
It’s more important than ever to land the right employee from the get-go. Make sure your firm’s objectives match the prospective employee’s professional goals. To put a new twist on a traditional interview question, ask candidates how they envision themselves developing during the next five years, and why they believe your firm is the best place to do that.
This is another way to gain insight into how prepared the candidate is to jump right in and help the company thrive.
3. Put yourself in their shoes
One of the best candidates you could ever hire is one that you would feel comfortable working for. It makes total sense to consider a candidate as a possible future boss if you discern that they have the qualities to be a leader, such as intelligence, work ethic, honesty, and ambition. You would essentially be hiring for the future as well as the present.
4. Consider company culture
Likewise, establishing a company culture and making hiring decisions within its scope is important for success. Make your company a place where people want to work and then hire those who can come on board and be team players.
Company culture includes attitude, values, allowing employees the freedom and range to perform their tasks and, of course, total dedication to serving customers.
Staffing Resources is a top provider of workforce management, staffing, and temporary services in Indiana. To find out how we can help your company, contact us today.