All businesses will go through a hiring process at some point. When you first start out, you’ll be looking to hire lots of employees to fill various roles. Then, you may have to hire people if someone leaves their post, or you create a new role.
The bottom line is, you’ll have to hire someone at some point. And, these three tips can help you find the perfect employees for your business:
Experience vs. Qualifications
The hardest task is knowing what’s most important to look for, experience or qualifications? Generally speaking, experience is a very good thing. If you have someone with lots of experience, it doesn’t really matter about their qualifications. They’ve proven, over the years, that they can do the job and to a high standard. So, look out for experience on someone’s CV, it’s very important.
However, this doesn’t mean you should disregard someone with little experience and good qualifications. There are many people looking for work that have just graduated university. They may not have the experience, but they could have good qualifications. Qualifications that will be useful for someone working in your business. They’ll have amassed a great deal of knowledge by studying for a degree or other qualification. Just because they don’t have experience, doesn’t mean they can’t do the job. Bear that in mind and don’t immediately cross someone off your list if they don’t have experience but do have a relevant degree.
Trust Is Key
If you’re hiring someone, you want to make sure that you trust them. Every business looks to hire trustworthy employees. If someone is working for you, they may find out important information about your business. You’re letting them inside your company, showing them around your business. This is why trust is key because an untrustworthy person can easily steal information and pass it on to other businesses. So, you want to hire someone you trust, not someone that will have you on the phone to your employment lawyer after a week. The best way to tell if someone is trustworthy is through their history. Have a look at their CV and employment history. If they’ve received positive references, you can assume they’re trustworthy. But, if they’ve been fired from every job they’ve had, the alarm bells begin to ring. Have a detailed look at their previous jobs and call former employers. This will help you find out if you have a trustworthy person on your hands or not.
Get A Second Opinion
Hiring people can be extremely hard if you’re doing it alone. So, my advice is to bring in people for a second or third opinion. If you have a group of people helping with the hiring process, it will be a lot easier. You may interview someone and think they’re a good candidate, but your advisors may disagree. Getting different opinions is good for finding the perfect employees for your business. If someone pleases you and your advisors, then you’re on to a winner. It’s always worthwhile to hear what other people think of potential candidates.