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4 Tips for Hiring the Right
Hiring a candidate who not only fits the job requirement, but also gets along well
with the company’s work culture, is a tough job. You need to have an effective
hiring strategy to save costs, and to recognize and hire the right talent. To help you
get started, the post discusses some effective steps successful HR staffing
agencies follow to ensure the candidate is the right match for the job. Read on.
Prescreening candidates can help save your HR team’s time and efforts.
Prescreening candidates helps identify the ones that possess relevant skills and
expertise according to the position they’re applying for. The process also helps
gauge candidate expectations in terms of salary and will give you an idea about
whether the person will be a right fit according to the organization culture. You
can use these info to narrow down the list of candidates which helps save time
Plan Interviews in Advance
If a team will be interviewing the candidates, all the members need to meet in
advance to plan the activity. During the meeting, the team should decide the
parameters they must consider to decide candidate employability. They must also
decide the questions that each member must ask. You can also arrive at a grading
system, under which points must be provided against each parameter.
Let the Session be More Interactive
Conducting exhaustive interviews is a must to identify and hire the right candidate.
Look beyond the conventional format wherein you’ll just be asking questions, and
sharing company information with the candidate. Instead, make the session more
interactive by walking the candidate through the company, introducing them to
different processes that your organization follows. Ask their inputs on how to
improve the processes.
Give Weightage to Different Criteria
You must avoid basing your decision on whether to hire a particular candidate
solely on the interview results. Many candidates give answers that recruiters want
to hear to obtain the job offer. Instead on relying on the sole criterion provide
adequate weightage to different factors such as candidate’s experience, and
education along with the interview performance to ensure you hire the right fit for
Hiring the right talent is important for organizational efficiency and you can
consider these tips while designing your hiring strategy to enhance its efficiency.
It’s advisable to hire an HR staffing agency to save time and efforts in designing
and executing a recruitment strategy. If you decide to take this route, choose a
reputable HR staffing agency.