Here is a list of some tips that will help you in hiring great talent
The most crucial asset a company can have is the right employee. also one of the tedious tasks is to hire the right employee. Like an old saying “A great employee is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have“. But how do we know who is Right, rather than chasing perfect candidate go for the perfect candidate for your organization? Do not just look for skills and expertise, also figure out adaptability and ability to learn.
1. Check adaptability
The most important trait you should look for in a prospective candidate is his or her adaptability. Whether a person can adjust to your workplace culture or not, is the first question that should be in mind of every recruiter. An employee must fit into your culture. Otherwise, it won’t be a good deal for the organization and you as well. You shouldn’t hire a candidate who frequently switches companies for the hike in salary.
2. Learning aptitude and analytical skills
To test a candidate is tricky but always tries to check for the approach of analytical thinking and curiosity to learn. Trying to hire the right employee merely on the basis of the resume is the biggest blunder because a resume can lie. Even sometimes recruiters hire the candidate just for his great accomplishments. Which, in the end, turns out to be a “brilliant jerks”.
3. Look for practical experience
One of the common mistakes people do while hiring is the overrating educational qualification and having less focus on the practical experience of the respective candidate. Though qualification comes with credibility, it shouldn’t be the main criterion of shortlisting.
4. A better hiring process
In the recruiting process, various methodologies should be applied. So as to get a clear insight into the candidate’s qualities and skills. It works better than just looking at the candidate’s resume alone.
5. Hire interns
A lot of companies hire interns. As interns had worked with you, you may be aware of their talents, strengths, weakness, ability, intelligence, and social skills. after monitoring their progress you will know much better about them, on the other side you don’t know anything about the candidate you just met and took an interview. By this, you will also save a lot of time, effort and risk associated with the hiring process.
6. Don’t forget social media
It’s not surprising that 90% of companies recruit through social media like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. Almost 45% of the fortune 500 companies list job openings on social media itself. Apart from this social media can tell u a lot about a candidate and this can be helpful for making hiring decisions of a particular person.