When hiring new employees, you
want them to have a great skill in working with other people. Being a team
player is necessary to help your company succeed. There are people who can work
well alone and have a great sense of focus. You can hire these people too, but
they also need to learn how to work with a team. There are different types of
tasks and some of them would require
intense collaboration. These are some tips to ensure that you’re hiring
someone who can be a team player.
Improve your interview questions
During the interview stage of the
hiring process, you need to have tough questions so you will know if someone
can be a good team player. It’s not enough for you to simply ask “are you a team
player?” You need to present a situation and ask how that person will respond
to it. The response will show if that person is willing to work
with a team or not.
Make it clear during the job
You also have to improve the way
you post your job ads. Make sure that the information is clear enough for everyone
to understand. If you need a team player, you can’t just write it as one of the
qualities you’re looking for. You also need to include the specific activities
or tasks that would require the candidate to possess such a quality. Those who
aren’t comfortable working with a team will probably not pursue any transaction
at this point.
Conduct a panel interview
To ensure that the candidate
understands the need to be a team player, it’s important to conduct a panel
interview. You need to show that you’re a team during the interview and you’re
supporting each other with your line of questioning and follow-up questions. The
candidate will then have a sense of how close you are as a team at this point.
Improve your website
Interview candidates will start
to look at the website to prepare
for the interview. It needs to reflect a strong team spirit. Include your
photos doing group activities and projects. You also have to change your
mission-vision to reflect that your company is focused on ensuring that people
work as a team.
You have to carefully select the
people to join you in the future. You can’t settle for anything less. If you
think that someone ticks off all the boxes, but you’re not confident that being
a team player is one of the qualities, you need to change your mind. You can’t afford
bringing someone into your team who will only be a burden to everyone.
Whether you run a small or big business,
you need to guarantee having team players as part of your group.
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