Each business owner goes through the process of hiring new employees. Each owner may already have a process implemented or they might not really know what to do. One thing is clear though, it is a waste of time and money when a bad hire is made. A bad hire can negatively effect the morale of your employees and negatively impact sales or productivity. Use these simple tips to help you get it right the first time.
First, look at your current employees and take note of the qualities that you believe make the workplace efficient and productive. These qualities can come from a single employee or from a group, either way, identify these star qualities and find an applicant that carries them.
Second, consider where you want your company to go, not just where the company currently is. When you post an opening, you will be gives several resumes. If you simply focus on the contents of the paper in front of you, then you might be able to hire someone who fits your needs today, but will that same person fit the needs of the future? Focus in on finding someone for their potential to build your company into the future and beyond.
Third, go for a quality hire. Sounds simple, right? Some owners have a tendency to stay away from a quality hire because of the cost to pay that person. But you should realize that while you may have to pay more for that quality hire, having a workforce filled with quality employees will lead to you needing fewer employees.
Lastly, focus on exactly what this new employee will do for your company as well as their role. If you realize that you have too much work to do and you need to hire someone to hire to help out, then you will never be able to find that quality employee. Take the time to identify and determine exactly what parts of your job need help with. This way, you know exactly what qualities and skills to look for during the hiring process.