The hiring process is so tiring that if it were personified, it would be comparable to a bully who beats you down effortlessly.
However, taming this bully is easy. You just need to follow a few rules of hiring so that you hire the BEST and nothing short of it. More often than not, your notion of ‘best’ is NOT the best. You should, thus, first learn who the best is so that you hire him or her instead of following your own train of thought and hiring someone who seems the best but is not even close to being one!
Here are a few amazing tips that will make the hiring process easier for you and also help you choose the best:
Take the Help of Your Employees
Most businessmen won’t even think of doing this and when they hear it, they will scowl. But trust us and take the word of your present employees. If your employees are good enough, they will recommend equally good ones to you. Not only will get a bunch of GOOD potential employees to interview but you will also achieve a few essential goals. One, your employees will be more than happy to help you out because they will know that you trust them. Two, you definitely won’t have to keep up with incompetent applicants because no good employee will do that.
Three, this will build a friendly atmosphere in your office and all your employees – new and current – will work better.
Experience is not Everything
Don’t hire based on experience. This is another very common mistake. There is no guarantee that an experienced person will do well. Your employees have to be smart, innovative, and resourceful. None of these qualities is correlated with experience.
Knowledge is what counts when it comes to hiring the best and not how long the person has been working in a similar place.
Don’t Let the Pressure Affect your Hiring Process
This is a major problem for startups. They easily give in to stress and pressure. Don’t ever do that. You already knew you’d have to deal with pressure, right? Now that you are, why are you letting it get the better of you? Learn to face it and hire the best even in pressure situations.
Your standards HAVE to be high at all times. You may be in the need to hire people quickly but that by no means should make you compromise on the standards.
Follow these three tips and you will surely be able to hire the best.
Hiring is not about choosing an experienced person and hiring is definitely not a process to get over with in haste. It requires a lot of patience, contemplation, and awareness. Choose those you find competitive over those who come with an experience.