Every company has standards in choosing the best employee for a position. Hiring usually takes time because of the pool of candidates. There are instances when everyone seems to be qualified, but there are only a few people who are capable of doing the job. There are other instances when no one seems qualified, and the company has to keep the hunt. Regardless of your standard, there are things you should not compromise. Here are some tips to remember to avoid mistakes in hiring.
Dont settle for anything less
When you know your companys worth, you need to avoid choosing someone because you are in a hurry or you are desperate to fill in the position. Settling for someone who is not the most qualified person for the job will lead to frustration in the end. You need to have a checklist of all the requirements and hire someone who has qualified given all those requirements.
Skills are not the only consideration
There are candidates who might seem to be perfect for the job if only skills and talents are the basis. However, when you look at other attributes, you will realize that you dont have the right person for the job. For instance, if you are searching for a front desk officer, you think that the person is highly qualified. The educational background, work experience and skills match what you are looking for. However, as you interview the candidate, you realized that she is too quiet and reserved. This should tell you that this person wont do well if given the position.
Find someone you can work with
Sometimes, personality overwhelms skills. You might have someone who seems to be good on paper, but during the interview, you noticed an attitude that you didnt seem to like. If you feel that there will tension between you and this candidate, or with other employees, you better start looking for another persona to fill the job.
Pay attention to willingness
You will notice during the interview if the candidate is serious about taking the job or is just playing around. You want someone who is all in. Some people think that it is okay to convince a person who is highly deserving of the position. However, if the candidate seems hesitant at first, you might end up with problems moving forward. You will have someone who is constantly threatening to leave the job or wont perform well. You are the one offering the job, so you should not be the one begging people to take it.
Once you found the right person for the job, you should not let go. You can raise the offer if you feel like the person is the perfect fit. Dont rush the process since it could lead to mistakes. You also need to find a way to organize the people in the office while you are still waiting for the perfect candidate to fill the role.
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