Recruiting someone new means you are starting a search, hunting down a potential employee who may work well with your staff and improve your operations. With luck, following a solid hiring system, you could locate the best match quickly. To have this happen, consider the following seven steps to hire the right person for the position.
1. Prepare or Revamp a Job Description
Take some time to reread your job description before each posting. Is there anything missing that should be included? Have the past few employees needed something more. To avoid early loss and improve retention, bolster this post with as much as possible.
Be sure to write out job tasks and skills and a request for personality or goals. The write-up should reflect the company’s mission and work ethic.
2. Decide Where To Find the Best Employees
The web offers ample opportunity to reach out to a broad audience. You may post on professional business sites as well as websites that focus on resume placement. These spots are likely to bring in candidates; they will not always deliver top-notch quality, so you may also consider asking employees you trust and like if they have friends or previous associates looking for a job.
3. Review Applications
Resume reading is tedious. Set aside time for you or others to go through the documents. Search for your top ten to fifteen people.
4. Complete Interviews
Set up your meetings, getting to know your candidates. Evaluate not only their content but their demeanor and reactions. Don’t hesitate to pose situations and ask for a response.
5. Check Credentials
Once you’ve picked your person, send the name and information to Human Resources. This staff member should get together the necessary paperwork and perform employer background check services to ensure that the credentials provided are accurate.
6. File Paperwork
While it would be nice to walk someone into the office and offer a desk, time is required to complete the appropriate documents. Fill out tax and payroll information, and give time to process health insurance papers.
7. Establish Training Time
You may want to offer a week or two of training, depending on the amount of new information given. Pair up the new hire with a seasoned staff member.
A new person could be a breath of fresh air, but finding this person may take time and effort. Be sure to write up specific information and then take your time getting to know the potential hires.