We all want engaged employees who are extremely passionate about work. How many of us end up finding such employees though? Not many.
The hiring process may seem tedious but it doesn’t have to be so frustrating. Sure you might have to put up with some undesirable profiles but it takes not more than four steps to hire the best every single time. Most employers think that the trick lies in giving employees attention, appreciating them, and so on once you hire them. These are important factors but you can cut to the chase by refining your hiring process and hiring engaged and passionate employees to start with. Here are a few steps to hire employees who are already engaged and excited:
The references will tell you what sort of mark the applicant left in the previous workplace. There are people who work only for money and there are people who work with passion regardless of where they work. You want the second kind, of course, and you can separate them by checking the references. Such people usually have fans raving about them.
Ask Smart Questions
Ask the candidates what they are expecting and where they see themselves five years henceforth. Listen more than you speak. Also ask them what it is about the job position that excites them.
We all look for employees who have already done the job you are looking to fill. We look for experience in the exact same position. The experience can come handy but such employees are generally not really engaged and passionate. They are already aware of the job and there is no excitement for the new job. That is why you should hire someone who was a step below the job you want filled. Step up hires are usually very productive. However, be sure not to hire someone who is not qualified.
Honesty is the Best Policy
After you follow the aforementioned steps you should take some time out with yourself and be completely honest with yourself. Is she capable of working in your work environment? Will you be able to provide what she is looking for? Is she fitting? You probably won’t find the perfect candidate but you will surely find a close match with ease.
Listening and being honest are the two main pillars of great hiring.
Refine your hiring process so that you hire the best and engaged. Ask insightful questions, check references, hire qualified but runway candidates, and be honest when you evaluate.