Hiring an employee who is not a good fit for the business or the position can lead to extra money being spent to fire that employee and go through the hiring process again, wasted time working on projects, lost income potential, and more. Instead, businesses will want to use the following five tips to make sure they’re hiring the perfect employees for any position they have available.
Take Advantage of Pre-Employment Testing
Pre-employment testing is a great way to determine whether someone might be a good fit for the company. The testing may include an assessment of applicants’ abilities, hiring recommendations, potential interview questions to use, and a custom report with job-specific competency ratings to ensure the candidates are narrowed down to just those who are qualified for the position. Using pre-employment testing is perfect for assessing future employees for any business or position.
Check Previous Employment
Checking previous employment is something that should never be skipped. Employers should look into how long the candidate spent at each position, whether they have any long absences from work, or whether the positions they’ve held in the previous few years are comparable to the job they’re applying for. A candidate’s previous employment can tell a lot about them, including whether they’re likely to stick around or whether they might get started and quit in just a few months for another job.
Ensure Candidates are a Good Fit for the Company
A good fit means more than just finding someone who can do the work. Businesses have their own unique cultures. Will the candidate fit with that culture? Make sure their personality is going to work well with current employees to minimize the potential for major issues and ensure the candidate is willing and ready to start working for the business. If the candidate lacks the social skills necessary for the position, or they do not seem like they want the position, it’s better to move on to a different candidate.
Interview Multiple Candidates
If the ad for the job position didn’t get a lot of candidates that would qualify, consider running another ad or waiting a little longer before hiring anyone. It’s always a good idea to interview at least a few different people before making any decision, as this helps the business owner make the right decision. When there are multiple people who would like the position, the employer can be picky and ensure they choose the best person for the job.
Ask the Right Questions During the Interview
During the initial interview and any follow-up interviews, make sure the right questions are asked. Take time to learn a little more about the candidate’s personal and employment history, check to see how they would fit into the business culture, and make sure they are comfortable with the position. If a pre-employment screening was done, it may include potential interview questions that can help the employer get to know the candidate better before they make a decision.
Hiring a new employee can be a long process, but it is important to take it step by step to find the perfect employee for the business. No matter what position is available, using the tips here can help you go through all potential candidates and narrow them down to the one that’s going to be the best fit for your business.