What To Look For When Hiring New Employees

It’s that time where you’re either expanding, or you simply want better staff to join you on your professional journey. Hiring the correct employee is a considerable challenge; it’s expensive, time-consuming, detrimental to your business’ progress. However, if you hire an employee who is productive and innovative, the care and time you took can prove to be one of the smartest choices you make for long-term results. The best employees should be treated like assets. They improve the work culture, morale of other employees, add positive and obscure ideas, and above all will help you to accomplish your goals. The changing world and modern practices mean your selection and training process will have to get updated. Here’s what to look for when hiring new employees.

 

Devising a training process

Before you go about creating the job description, you should be wary of what your business needs and the type of skills that will fulfill that list of requirements. If your business is online, then modern practices of security apply, in order to keep your data and business integrity intact. Online safety courses should be an integral part of your training scheme as anti-virus systems are sometimes just glorified robots, and the savvy human being is a better protective barrier. The value of a potent training process cannot be underestimated. It will chisel the employee into a no-nonsense, streamlined ambitious worker which every business should desire. Identify the essential systems of your business, and their important functions and then, devise a plan on how you intend on training new employees to use them. The shortest and most efficient time it takes for a new employee to settle in, the faster your business can utilize the new talent and increase productivity.


First action

After you’ve accurately created the job description and you know exactly what it is you’re looking for, you need to set up a recruiting plan. Meet up with your hiring manager and plan out the process and the agreed requirements before moving ahead with the execution of the interview stage. For the purposes of saving time, if you’re very familiar with each other, this can be done via email rather than a meeting face to face.

Candidate selection

Even if a potential employee fits the exact requirements of the position, their behavioral characteristics are just as important as their skill set. You want to continually always factor in, what the values of your business are and the type of image you want to project. Assemble a group of potential candidates who are all equally qualified and applying for the same role into a room. The hiring manager should then set them group and individual tasks in the form of trust exercises, relaying accurately important information, and a ten key responsibility tests for each individual. This may be a lot of effort, but as mentioned before, employees should be seen as investments. Picking the right candidate can actually save you time in the long run as you won’t need to go through the process several times before you meet your desired match.

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, CEO of Inspired Marketing, Inc., is a small business marketing coach who shows women entrepreneurs how to use solid marketing strategies to turn their life’s passion into a profitable, service-based business. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog, Entrepreneur-Resources.net.

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