How to Hire the Best Personnel for Your Company
The company is only as good as the people who work there. Best companies have the best people. The second best companies have the second best people. Clearly, there is a pattern there. Whoever gets the best people has a good chance to be the best. I’m sure if you had someone like Nikola Tesla or some other legendary scientist – you’d like your chances of success. As a hiring manager, it is your job to suck in all the best candidates and bring the best ones in. Some of them might not have to prove themselves while others will have to work very hard to deserve your trust.
Here are some of the tips for hiring the best of the best so you can stand among the best companies out there:
CV is Only Half of the Story
CV presents the person’s experience on paper and don’t forget that it is just the paper. The person will most likely be different in real life with their real behaviour as paper can never represent a human being completely. Be sure to meet the person in real life and then have the talk about the job. Online interviews shouldn’t make in-person interviews obsolete.
Paid or Unpaid Candidate Testing
Depending on the size of your company, you can invest more or less into finding the right candidate. The bigger the position the more difficult it will be to find the right person. Therefore, it might make sense to start testing one or more candidates while offering them compensation for their time and effort. Be it a week long with work testing or a 3-month trial work.
The Candidate Meets the Team
While a person might be the right candidate, don’t forget to introduce them to the team and the environment they would be working in. Company culture varies from company to company and sometimes even the right candidates don’t fit everywhere. Make sure they know what your company stands for and what the core values are.
Where do You see the Company in the Next Five Years?
While the common question is “where do you see yourself in the next five years?”, you could ask your candidate where does he/she see your company in five years. This could be an interesting clue that leads you to the right candidate who can stand by your side today when customers, as well as employees, are not loyal.