The job market is heating up right now. Organisations are keen to hire new talent, and many people are looking to switch up their careers following the pandemic. It’s important to take the time and effort to find the right people for your company. Rushing into a new hire can cause countless problems later down the line for both you and the employee.
Here are a few things to consider when hiring a new person at your company.
Vet the appropriately
You need to vet each candidate thoroughly before hiring them. You should evaluate their references, employment history and any gaps in their CV. You need to determine whether the candidate would fit in with the company team and their values. Try to get a holistic image of the candidate, from their work experience to their personal values. You need to think about how they work, what they prioritise and who they are as a colleague.
Be clear about expectations
It’s important to be honest and transparent from the beginning. The candidate should know what the role entails and what the company will expect from them. You need to be aware of their career goals and aspirations. While you need a candidate to fill a certain role, they need a job that works for them and their lifestyle. You need to communicate openly and set your expectations early on to balance the two goals.
Created detailed job descriptions
Potential candidates need to know as much as possible about the job. The job advert needs to sell the role to applicants and outline the necessary experience and skills required. A poor job advert will not attract the best applicants, and you will struggle to fill the role.
Fortunately, there are executive search services available to help you find the perfect candidate for your available role. When you reach the interview stage, you should reiterate the skills and experience required.
A new hire can cost you a lot of time, money and resources. In fact, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation found that a new hire of £42,000 can cost a whopping £132,000. You need to train the employee and support them through their role. You need to ensure they have everything they need to work productively, such as a company laptop, employee benefits and much more. Your team will have to spend time and resources training the new hire, giving them less time to do their daily tasks. The new hire needs to respond well to this training and hopefully stay in your company for years to come.
It’s essential to take your time with the recruitment process and to trust your gut instinct.