Aside from a great business plan and plenty of dedication, there is nothing more crucial to a company’s success than having the right team there to back it up. Unfortunately, as most business owners discover quite quickly, finding and maintaining the right talent is not as easy as one might think. So, how can you increase your chances of building up your workforce for the better?
Here are some pointers.
Consult with your already existing employees
While you will ultimately have the deciding vote when it comes to making the final hiring call, it would be to your benefit to include some of the more senior members of your team in the hiring process itself. Your already existing employees will have a good idea of what kind of talent is necessary to improve the way in which they are doing things. Furthermore, they will have a great feel for the internal company culture and what sort of personality type is likely to fit in best. As such, it can be helpful to hear from their perspective and take all of this into consideration when it is time to compose that letter of employment.
Do your background checks
The fact of the matter is that anyone can come across as charming and enthusiastic in a job interview – but that does not necessarily mean that they are that way in everyday life. Along with that, it is extremely easy to over-exaggerate on your resume in order to make a better impression. Never rely on a person’s resume and job interview alone when it comes to making that all important decision. Always conduct the relevant background checks just to be safe. This could mean calling all of the references listed in their resume, confirming their qualifications with the relevant authorities, and conducting thorough credit checks.
Cover all of your bases
When you decide to make someone an offer, be sure that your offer of employment and subsequent employment letter are both comprehensive and cover you legally should the new hire not turn out as you wish. Always ensure that you factor in a probation period to help ensure that the new employee lives up to expectations.
Don’t leave it up to chance
The terrifying reality is that, in many cases, the chances of making the right hiring decision are only 50/50. This is true even when taking the aforementioned advice to heart. As such, many employers will opt to turn to companies that offer pre-employment testing for assistance. Pre-employment testing allows you to ascertain more thoroughly whether or not a person really is up to the challenge of taking on the role on offer. It may include cognitive ability tests and expert data analysis, narrative reports, as well as targeted, follow up interview questions. With all of this information and guidance, you are practically guaranteed to make a great hiring decision that will benefit your business for a very long time to come.
Here’s to a more productive, well-rounded team.
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