We’re just going to cut to the chase:
YOU NEED A STRATEGIC HIRING PROCESS.
Whether this is your 10th team member or your first, having a clear hiring process that truly works for you and your business’s needs is the foundation of your team’s success. Because 300 comments and 98 emailed resumes later from your random job post online, you’ll still be stumped and without the support you need.
This process can seem overwhelming, and like you are never going to find the perfect fit for your business, do not fear!
Here are four helpful tips to improve your hiring process (and save yourself the headache).
Before you do anything related to hiring, consider what role(s) you need to fill. Take some time to analyze the areas where you could use the most helpful to have more control over your schedule. It’s easy to rush and hire the wrong person when you feel overwhelmed and at capacity, but hiring the first person who says they can help tends not to give you the desired results.
When you’re ready to post job applications, ensure you are extremely clear in the skills required for this position. Lay out the day-to-day operations so candidates can get a glimpse of your working environment. It is essential to be honest and upfront when creating your application because it will give a good understanding of your expectations. This will also give your candidates enough information to decide if they would be a good fit for you which will help you weed out unqualified or uninterested applicants.
When making a hire, they must be both qualified for the role and fit into your company’s culture. This can help you understand their thought process and the projects they’ve worked on and allow you to glimpse who they are and what they have to offer. The interview should be a time to learn more about their previous work experience, not ask them to review their resume information. Ask them what they like in a leader and what role(s) they tend to play on teams. Don’t be afraid to try and get to know your applicants and give them a chance to get to know you.
Either on your application or during an interview, it is essential to create test projects for candidates to complete. This gives you a way to see their work firsthand and determine if they fit the role. This step can save you a lot of time down the road. You may love a specific candidate, but you two have entirely different styles when it comes down to it. These test projects allow you to preview someone’s work which can help you narrow down or choose the best hire for you. Overall, you want clarity when hiring so you can set your team up for success, and that’s the goal, right?! Success, not stress.
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