How to hire the right people?
Find out how hiring the right people impacts your business!
Did you know that having the right team is a key factor in the success of your business? This means that it is crucial to the hire the right people in your company.
In fact, hiring the right employee is the most important thing you will do to be successful. Most people think of a business as a thing that is out there, a building, a slogan or a product. But a business is something more than just that. As a matter of fact, a business is about the people that run it. In short, the better the people that run the business the better the business.
You may have the best business idea, the most beautiful product, and your customers are dying to buy from you. However, if you have a crappy team, then basically you have nothing. And this would make your business fail.
There are 5 steps that you have to follow to hire the right people for your company:
1- Create a job function
2- Prepare the employee profile
3- The Hiring process
4- New employee integration, first day and the job
5- Human management
Create a job function:
The very first thing that you would need to do is create the job description. Here is what you would have to do for this step:
Prepare the employee profile:
The next thing you need to do is describe the personality traits of the employee that you want to hire.
Most hiring managers don’t think about this, I believe. However, this is very essential to hire the right employee for the job. In fact, it will also affect the company’s culture that you are trying to create. So, having the right people in your organization, will give you a great company’s culture. While with the wrong people, the company’s culture will deteriorate.
Characteristics of the Right Employee
With this in mind, think of the following items when you create the employee profile:
- Team player.
- Loyal and committed.
- Problem solver.
- Want to learn and improve their skills.
- Desire to improve their work environment.
The Hiring process:
After all this, comes the hiring process. Here is what you need to do if you want to hire the right people:
1- Find your new employee in the following order:
a- From a group of people you know.
b- Via references.
c- Through advertising.
2- Ask for resumes:
a- That is, even if you know the person. Because, this will give you some objectivity along with an idea of the skills and achievements of the new employee.
3- Prepare for the interview:
a- Have your interview questions, and test if needed, prepared.
c- Have more than one interviewer with different questions and tests. As a matter of fact, this keeps the interviewing process more objective and will give you another point of view.
d- Review the new candidate with the other interviewers.
4- Make a decision:
c- Nonetheless, if you can’t hire the Experienced and the Brightest person, then hire the Brightest person. In short, hire the one that you feel could become great one day. This will give you the diamond in the rough that you can polish. It means that you can have a smart person that you can train to become very effective at their job over time, and gain the right experience.
New employee integration, first day on the job:
1- Orientation list:
2- Training - prepare a training program:
a- Go through the roles and responsibilities.
3- Follow-up periodically:
5- Also, keep them informed on all aspects of the company.
In summary, hiring the right people is extremely important; because your business success depends on it. There is a tremendous amount of time and money that goes into hiring the right people for the right job.
And after you hire the right people, you would have to spend more time and money to train them. Essentially, you would be consuming more resources to coach employees to become effective at their jobs.
As a business manager, hiring the right people for the right job, and providing them with healthy and positive work environment to keep them engaged and loyal will be your greatest achievement. Moreover, by following the right steps as mentioned above, you will be successful at bring together a great team.
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