Most HR managers will complain about the challenges of finding the right talent for any organization. Even though you may found yourself the best employee from the list of applications who apply to a position that is not a guarantee that he or she is the right candidate for the position in question. Whether you are hiring for your high pressure accounting department, or for a junior position in the marketing team; rather than incurring expenses towards salary and training for an employee who is a compromise, it is recommended that your keep the position open for a little longer, and find someone fit to take it up.
Here is what you need to take into consideration to find the right talent for your business –
1. Assessing the Candidate’s Experience –
Even though the candidate that you are interviewing has a great personality that will fit into your work culture and office environment; if he or she simply doesn’t have the technical skills and qualifications needed for the job, he or she is just not right. Unless you are hiring at an entry level where you can train the employee from scratch, it is important that you comply with the minimal training or experience criteria while you are looking for the right candidate.
2. Enthusiasm to Learn
It is a common belief that those who believe they know it all, tend to close their minds to learning new things. Try to identify a candidate that has the enthusiasm to learn. No two work environments are the same. Hence, in spite of your candidate’s rich experience and background, if they are not willing to learn the way of your organization and adopt new ideas you are already hitting a dead end.
3. Ability to Teach
One of the major reasons why your candidate made the cut is because of his experience. If he or she is not able to share his experiences and teach his team or subordinates from his past experiences, he isn’t truly optimizing his USP. Especially for senior positions, the candidate must be able to share new techniques, insights and ideas which help enhance the performance level of your business.
4. Personality of the Employee
This may be the single most important factor in hiring the right talent for your business. Not only does he or she have to fit well into the social structure of your organization, but when he or she is in contact with other members of your organization on a day to day basis, it is important that they are able to work well together. While there isn’t always a perfect answer to this situation, but asking the right questions during the interview process can help ensure the identification of a good fit.
Also make sure that the candidate that you are hiring is the right person for the team he or she will be placed in. Assess the candidate’s commitment towards work by discussing is professional experiences. Try to catch simple clues through your interaction which highlight his approach and help you make the correct judgement.
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