How to hire employees that will help your business grow
Choosing the right candidate is about more than matching up skillsets – it’s about taking a closer look at who they are.
Looking for the right candidate is tough. It could take months to find talent with the necessary skills, experience and personality for the intended role. What’s even tougher is when they wave goodbye to your company just after a few months of joining.
Of course, sometimes the loss of great talent is impossible to avoid. Even the best candidates are human and sometimes life or simply a better offer gets in the way of best-laid plans.
Below we look at how choosing the right candidate and the right onboarding process can help your business grow bigger.
Look beyond the CV
Choosing the right candidate is about matching up skills and culture fit. Take a closer look at who the candidate is and how they approach work. Making sure the person fits the organisation’s cultural values and goals is highly important. The right candidate should have the right skills and understand who you are as a business.
Set realistic expectations
It may be easy to sell the best parts of a job but don’t forget to mention the challenges of a role either. The candidate deserves to know all the good and bad parts of the role they applied for. Once they have a clear understanding of what a new role entails and the expectations attached, they are better able to decide on whether this position is right for them.
Never select the best of the worst
If the first batch of candidates isn’t meeting up to the required skill set then start looking for a second batch. Many industries are suffering from skills shortages. It can be really tough to attract the talent you need. But that should never mean you choose the best of the worst. It will only cause a bigger headache down the line.
Have a clear onboarding process
To retain talent in the long term you need to create a clear and welcoming onboarding process that helps new starters feel like part of the team. Never throw a new hire into the fray without support and guidance. It can leave them isolated and highly susceptible to looking elsewhere.
Ask for (and listen to) feedback
Feedback is an active part of ensuring good communication between employees and effective training processes. If you want to get really good at engaging new hires, then it is important to keep the lines of communication open and start and keep talking. Listen to your employees and make feedback a consistent part of company culture.
How Prosper² can help
Small businesses may not always have an entire HR or talent acquisition team to support their onboarding processes during the hiring period. Thus hiring for success can be tough.
Prosper² members have a complimentary employment law advice line for HR inquiries. Our dedicated experts can provide you with the assistance you could use to land your new hire!
The full version of this article was originally published on Business Advice. Read the original article here.