RECRUITMENT / JUL. 22, 2013
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Tips for Successful Hiring

Companies that wish to expand and experience success on different levels are often required to hire a number of people along the way. Continuously interviewing and assessing potential candidates can often be complex and frustrating, however it is important to keep focused and make the right hiring decision. The following are some tips to assist recruiters in successful hiring of new staff:

Hiring for the long-term

When a need for a new individual arises in a company, it needs to be filled with a skilled and qualified candidate. It is imperative that the long-term repercussions of hiring a new candidate are not overlooked and are in fact carefully considered before the employer determines who to hire.

Recruiters are advised to ensure that the individual they are hiring is qualified enough and has potential to grow as an employee in the company – thus benefiting the business in the long term. Through considering implications and needs of the future, employers are able to make a better hiring decision thus employing job seekers who are profitable long-term.

Understand the job logistics

When you have a job vacancy, it is advised to consider the different aspects of this role carefully before you begin the recruitment procedure. If the company already has employees in similar roles, the employers should observe their daily tasks and how they work. Asking the current employees questions can also help determine the required skills and abilities that the new candidate should have.

Through observing current employees, recruiters are able to consider potential candidates in a more practical way. Moreover, it will also help to know if they will fit in with the already existing team as they will be working together.

Use personality tests

Psychometric and aptitude tests are a relatively new addition to the recruitment procedure. Companies that are hiring individuals who are required to work within a productive team and deal with customers are advised to conduct psychometric tests as a method of understanding the individual’s personality, knowledge and abilities.

Hiring a potential candidate based on their interview performance and CV is the traditional method of hiring; however with the time restraints it is important to assess the full scope of the candidate to ensure successful hiring. 

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