Finding employees in general can be a struggle these days. There can be limited talented pools, a lot of money spent on job ads that leave you with an endless list of people who don’t suit you, and even then – how do you know that you have found the right person for the job? We have put some tips together as to how you can get the right person for your organisation.
Use a Recruitment Agency
Recruitment agencies can be a great way to source the correct employee for your business. You can get agencies that are industry specific, for example a physician recruiter, a digital marketing recruiter etc that will have a pool of candidates in the relevant industries who will already be background checked etc. They will know straight away if they have the necessary skills and experience to do the job required before forwarding them on. It also will make the experience hassle-free for you.
Do a Social Media Profile Check
This is something that has only become relevant in recent years. Lots of people complete a thorough check on any prospective candidates’ social media profiles before moving forward with interviewing or employing them. This can give you a good idea as to how they operate in their personal life. LinkedIn can also be a great insight in terms of their experience and industry knowledge. Here you will also be able to see if they keep up with events in the workplace, if they are keeping up to date with industry news etc by the groups they are members of. By looking at their connections – you will be able to get a bit of background knowledge too.
Have a Good Interview Process
An interview is where you really get to know someone and see if they are a good fit for your business. It’s important that you prep your interview questions accordingly – so you know exactly what you want to ask your prospective candidates and get the information you need. You should decide on your interviewing technique and streamline this across all of the interviewees to allow you to make an objective decision. If you stray from it with some of the candidates – you haven’t given everyone the same opportunity.
Go With your Gut
Of course, qualifications are incredibly important and essential in some industries such as health care and law – but never forget about your gut instinct. As well as having the relevant credentials, you need to make sure that the person your employing will fit in with your existing culture and team. Often if you really like someone straight away but can’t really pin-point as to why – chances are it will be a good decision. Your intuition whether it tells you something good or bad about someone counts for something.
If you are on the hunt for some new staff members – we hope we have helped you on the way to finding the right candidates for the job.