A bad hire can ruin the flow of your business altogether. When it comes to hiring you should not just filter out the jerks but you should also beware not to hire someone who is not culturally fit in the company.
Jerks are to be strictly avoided, of course, but many companies don’t pay attention to the company culture and whether a candidate would fit in before hiring. This is where everything goes wrong.
Most companies do not like including many employees in the interviewing process but experts say that this is an excellent idea. Knowing the opinion of someone with whom the candidate may work with or work for is crucial.
Listening is a crucial part of business at every stage including the hiring process. Companies usually do not listen to other employees in case they like a particular candidate. This is the wrong approach. Including employees who will work with/for the candidate will serve no purpose then. While making a decision you should listen to each and every person in the hiring committee. If even one person is against hiring someone, look into it. Take it seriously.
Go Beyond the Interview Room
To get an actual measure of someone you should actually look outside the office. Check out important stuff such as how the candidate is when he attends meetings, how he interacts with people he knows have no say in the interview, how is he talking to the HR? Give your potential candidate a tour may be, and see how he behaves and interacts.
Trust that ‘gut feeling’
There are times when you see no foul but your gut just does not agree with you. More often than not, that little voice in your head knows what it is saying and it would be safe to listen to it. Instinct is very powerful; do not ignore it.
Follow these four simple but significant tips and you will be able to hire good candidates.
While hiring you should not just beware of the jerks but you should also beware of those who might not fit your company culture. This is because such people can ruin the workplace for every other employee.