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How To Make Sure You’re Hiring The Right Person

The hiring process can be a long and difficult one, and it’s often a tasks that many business owners and managers hate to take on. You have somehow got to analyse a person within a short space of time to see if they are capable enough to work for you. If you make the wrong decision you face the possibility of landing the company in some financial difficulties, staffing problems and many more. Luckily, there are some steps that you can take during interview stages that will help you rest assured that you’re picking the right person.

First and foremost, where will you find the candidates for your job opening? Will you list the position on websites and in newspapers? If you have a desired type of person that you’d like to employ, it might be a good idea to list your position more privately so that the candidates are more tailored for the position. There are companies that will find the people for you, and you can find executive headhunters here that will help you with the whole recruitment process.

Now you’ve chosen where you’re going to be listing your job position, it’s time to prepare for the interview process. We’ve all endured interviews with questions like “where do you see yourself in five years time?” and “what annoys you?”. Rather than asking generic questions like these, try and come up with more tailored questions to the job you have on offer. You can word the questions so that you’re quizzing them on their current knowledge, and so that you can tell if they have been truthful on their CV. Here’s an example for you to look at:

Job title: Web Designer

Person interviewing has mentioned that they studied web design at Coventry college on their CV.

Question posed: What kind of methods of teaching did Coventry undertake with you, and how can you apply this to the job if it was offered to you?

This way you can do some research beforehand on Coventry college, and the person will be able to express how and why they think their knowledge of web design would be useful to the company.

Another idea would be to set up some sort of test to perform during the interview. Going on the example above, you could test their skills in web design and ask them to do tasks that they should have learned during college, a little more difficult than basic knowledge of the job at hand. This will show you that they are capable of doing what they’ve said they can, and also give you an idea on how much training (if any) is needed.

As you can see, there are multiple ways of approaching how to hire the right person for the job. Remember to tailor the interview for the job you have on offer, and use your gut instinct when it comes to judging what kind of person they are. Good luck with your interviewing process!

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