It is said that employees are the greatest asset you could have in a company. Truth be told, customers are important, but you would totally agree, employees, are a great source of value to the business. Therefore, the most efficient strategy of an organization is to value its workers.
If employees are indispensable, then it only serves right to get nothing short of the best there is. When it comes to hiring of employees, one should go for the one that is suitable and a perfect match for your organization's culture. The aim of hiring such an employee who fits an organization's culture is that you will get to retain them. After all, what would be the need to get the best and not be able to keep them?
What Exactly do you Want?
You can’t tell which potential employee would fit a specific role until you know the kind of qualities you want. Therefore, before meeting the candidate one should have an idea of the qualities you expect. Apart from academic qualifications, skills, and experience, one should be keen on their work ethic and personality traits.
Get to know more about them.
A great way of getting to know a person is by engaging in a conversation with them. Ask them questions about themselves as far as personal interest and work relations are concerned. This will help you get information to compare with qualities you are looking for. Asking them questions outside the main context also helps the employees to relax and release tension. This also enables you to gauge how good a communicator one is.
Candidates must be Committed to their Career.
Trust me; you wouldn’t want to hire an employee who keeps switching careers just for a higher pay cut. You will know one by evaluating their previous job duration and reasons for exit.
Be a Team Player
Being a team player is one of the most sought-after soft skill when hiring an employee. The candidate should blend well with the other team members and not stick out like a skinny Christmas tree. From the moment the candidate is around your vicinity, get to know how they interact with the other employees before he or she got to you. Another tip could be putting them in a group and letting them brainstorm on a particular topic.
They should be Familiar with the Company Culture.
First and foremost define your culture. This comprises of how the organization is structured, how work is carried out and generally what makes you stand out as an organization. This not only creates a stronger brand for you as an employer but also enables you to hire and keep the best.
A Creative Thinker is an Asset
Not only will one be an innovator, but a creative thinker will also come up with solutions on how to effectively and efficiently handle emerging tasks. You can do this by asking for opinions on how to handle certain situations you may have experienced in the past.
How an employee appears, behaves, dresses, communicates is equally important than the academic qualification they possess. You are sure that your employee will be a good image of the company once he or she is out there in the field. This creates and upholds a good reputation for your company.
Employers may either conduct interviews for themselves or hire a hiring company to do the recruitment process. Either way, successful employees that get onboard should be compatible with your organizational culture and the particular role.
Robert Cordray is a former business consultant and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience and a wide variety of knowledge in multiple areas of the industry. He currently resides in the Southern California area and spends his time helping consumers and business owners alike try to be successful. When he’s not reading or writing, he’s most likely with his beautiful wife and three children.