When it comes to hiring new employees for your business, deciding who the right person is for the job can be difficult – particularly if you haven’t had much experience in hiring in the past.
As always, first impressions count. But the way a potential employee performs in an interview can be very different to how they fit in with your team.
To help, the public relations team at Adoni Media have put together a few tips to get you started.
Work with them first
Rather than relying on a job interview, having a prospective employee work with your team can provide wonderful insight into their suitability to join your company. Before they’re offered a position, see if they could join a brainstorming session or complete a writing task. This could make your decision a lot easier.
Prioritise company culture
When scouting for new employees, make sure you understand what defines your company culture first. Ask yourself, what kind of workplace do I hope to build, and what traits do I want my employees to have?
Having this mind, you’ll find it easier to ask relevant questions during an interview to highlight what you’re looking for in a potential employee. Though a candidate may look great on paper, other factors, like their values or interpersonal skills are just as important.
Take your time
Although you might be eager to fill a position, or need to hire someone quickly, rushing your decision will increase the chance of hiring someone who isn’t a great fit.
Waiting for the right person, despite the long, drawn-out hiring process, is often worth it. Don’t be afraid to extend the hiring process. Your team will see this as you wanting the best person for the job, and prioritising who meshes with your company culture.