Hiring is one of the most important aspects of running a successful business as each time you bring a new face into your team, you actually infuse your business with new blood!! There are risks involved as you would be entrusting a part of the well-being of your business to this new hire.
Getting the right fit then becomes imperative!! So what’s the mantra for hiring the right fit? How do you ascertain that a new hire has all the “right” ingredients for being a success? Every employer has his own version of which candidate will be compatible to his industry. By and large, all follow a few existing guidelines or norms which can work as a blueprint for an interviewFinally, your instincts too can be a good judge while choosing an applicant for a job.
First, of course, comes the basic fitment criteria — the right educational background and degrees for the job. You may also want to consider his experience in a similar job. Assessing his domain-knowledge plus his experience will filter out the right candidate in the first instance. You need to also find out if your candidate will be able to apply his knowledge/experience in a creative way to take on the challenges of day-to-day work.
• Open to learning:
First and foremost the person you want to hire should be open to learning your principles and methodology. While questioning him, ask yourself, “Is he willing to implement your way of working as you would like.
• Team Player:
A good worker should be able to work with the team. Make sure he is one person who will be willing to take that extra step to reach out to his colleagues when they are in need and help them if necessary.
• Able to handle different situations:
No day is the same, especially in a small business where growth efforts, new clients, deal deadlines pose continuous challenges. Your new hire should be able to handle various types of pressure, must be able to manage time and meet deadlines.
So while taking an interview you must put forward hypothetical situations and try to probe an individual on the basis of his instant response.
• Positive Attitude:
One should have a positive attitude towards work. He should understand the organization’s goals and believe in them. A worker who is not in sync with his organization’s goals can never have a mutually beneficial relationship with it.
His performance will suffer, resulting in the adverse performance of the company as a whole. In conclusion, hiring is a risk game. You can lower this risk by visualizing the candidate’s strengths, weakness and how best he fits the bill.
Remember the candidate may be very good as an individual but if he is not suitable to the organization, he is not your Mr.Right. Hiring may be worrisome and stressful, but if you are able to figure out the right candidate it will be worth the effort put in.