Hire the best
If you expect for your business to be as successful as possible, then you need to ensure that you hire and retain high quality employees. Sometimes choosing the right employees can be difficult, but if you make an error in judgement, then it could cost you. Here are some tips for hiring highly efficient & productive employees:
Create a pool
You will undoubtedly encounter candidates that would be perfect to work for your company, even when you’re not in need of new employees. Whenever you meet these individuals, place their names and contact information on a list, and whenever you have a job opening, you can contact them to find out if they’re interested possibly working for your company.
Perform extensive interviewing & reference checks
After offering candidates employment with your company, it is important that you perform extensive checks on them. Even if the person provides all the right answers during the interview, he or she could have an underlying drug or alcohol problem, which can be easily detected by performing a drug test. In addition, you should not only require at least 3 professional references, but you should take the time to contact these references and ask as many questions as you feel would be necessary. Personal references can be good, but perspective employees could provide you with close friends, who will always give glowing references, even if not deserved.
You may not “like” the best candidates
The best candidates aren’t always people with whom you will form an instant connection with. You might feel more inclined to hire a candidate that you like right away, but just because you like the person doesn’t mean they’re the best person for the job. The prospects with the most potential to be super efficient workers may not have the same views that you have, or they may not have the physical appearance of “the perfect employee,” but the person may very well be the best candidate.
Sometimes a perspective employee can ace an interview, but that doesn’t mean he or she is necessarily the best candidate for the job. If you mistakeningly hire the wrong employees, then it could be detrimental to the success of your business. This is why it is so important to take the time and effort needed to carefully screen any perspective employees before offering them a job with your company.