A great employer is always looking to improve their business, whether it be through their internal or external operations. One facet of business that can generate the biggest problems without the slightest hint of cause is the hiring process. Most business’ hiring processes often aren’t as immune to such complications as employers may think.
So, how can one tell whether they are on the right track or not? Well, here are 4 tips any employer can use to better their hiring process.
1. Conduct background research
Any seasoned employer that’s worth their salt knows that any proper hiring process involves a little digging around for information when it comes to their prospective employees. It’s surely worth the time and energy to investigate who the candidate really is. This is because the information you find may not reveal itself to you during the interview.
This can either make, or break, the interview entirely, so taking the time to investigate will bring necessary information to your hiring process. Not to mention that it will help clarify your understanding of who the candidate truly is.
2. Ask the “right” types of questions
Yes, though it may be surprising to some, there are some types of questions you shouldn’t use at a job interview. Questions that are irrelevant to a candidate’s ability to perform in a given job position are questions you may want to stray away from.
This includes questions like, “If you were an animal, which one would you be?” or “What’s your favorite color and why?”
Work with questions that revolve around the candidate’s skills, capabilities, and history. Wasting time on questions that won’t further your grasp on who they are as candidates won’t help you make an easy, educated decision on who you’d like to hire.
3. What kind of personality does the candidate have?
Figuring out what kind of personality a candidate has can be simple, but making sure that personality fits the job can be a little more difficult. You may want to begin by noting what you’d desire out of the candidate.
Does the candidate need to be charismatic enough to close a deal with another company? Does the candidate have to have a certain mentality to accomplish the workload your job position entails?
These are some of the many questions you want to ask yourself when reviewing candidates for a job position. You want to take everything into account, not just the answers they give to your questions. Watch their body language as well as the way they speak during the interview, while referring to the information you collected during your research.
4. Allow the candidate to guide part of the interview
Every employer running an interview should have a great deal of control over it how its conducted, but allow some time for the candidate to interview you. By allowing the candidate to ask you questions about the job and what you do, you can easily learn what their interests are.