(This is a contributed post)
There are many chances that your business will get to hire new members of staff, and each one is as essential as the next. They all should bring something new to the company, and therefore, the process of hiring someone must be done seriously and with detail. Here are some tips that can help with recruiting for business.
It’s good to have what you’re looking for when it comes to hiring someone, nailed down before you start reviewing resumes. Laying out what the role entails and what you’ll need from the person in question is important. That way, you can make the right decisions using the information you’ve created for yourself. It also makes it a lot easier for yourself if you’re doing the reviewing of resumes or you’re getting an agency to do the work for you. Many bigger businesses might choose an agency because time is limited and so it’s important you have a detailed outline of what you’re after. If this is something you don’t have, then now is the time to work on it before you start the process. Not knowing what you want is going to waste your time and those who apply for the job itself.
When you’ve received all the resumes, and you’ve filtered through your favorites, it’s time to do a little background digging on professional platforms like LinkedIn and, if necessary, on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. It’s important to do this because although many have learned from those who make mistakes online, not everyone learns that same lesson. You want the person you’re recruiting to be someone who is professional and isn’t going to put your business in trouble for having a past online that might come back to bite you. Looking on a LinkedIn profile can often be a good sign of professionalism.
A good thing to remember when recruiting is to focus on their personality just as much as them being right for the role. They have to be someone who is suited for the company and the team that they’re going to be working with. Personalities are just as important because they can help impact positively or negatively towards a company. Making sure you’ve taken the time to get to know them is certainly going to help in you being able to make an informed decision.
And finally, this doesn’t mean you bring in the entire department, but perhaps in the second or third round of interviews, you have them meet a member of the team. This can be good to get an opinion from someone who works in the business already and what their first impressions are of that person. It can be very important because again, they need to be able to get along with whoever they work with.
Recruiting for business is something you always want to take seriously, so use these tips to find the best ones for the job.