It’s hard to lose a good employee and there are many reasons for it, including the fact that you are going to have to find someone to replace them. Hiring people is almost a coin toss because you could be lucky and find someone great or be unlucky and have the exact opposite happen. It’s essential how you actually do the hiring because there’s a lot relying on it. A lot of money is thrown out the window every year just because a company employed the wrong person. There are lots of reasons this might occur but one can certainly consider blaming the company. A candidate can lie, but then the company has to verify everything and can catch the lies. In the end, it’s your job to make sure you hire the right person.
You may have heard that it is wise to hire slowly, but then fire quickly. It is true that you should hire people slowly.
What to Look For
By doing this you will come into contact with the applicant and know what he can and cannot do. First of all, you must see them in different situations where you can observe them. Your goal is to ask the applicants a lot of questions and watch out for the answers. Once this is done numerous times, the candidates will start to answer your question in a more honest nature. You will want to pay close attention to the applicant’s body language when you pose the more difficult questions. There is great wisdom in the advice to always know what you are looking for when it’s time to hire.
There is a lot that goes into that advice such as knowing everything needed for success in the job. So you will need to define lots of different things and this isn’t always done in a lot of places. If you do not know just what you need, how will you be able to be sure that you’ll get what you want? And if you only care about the bottom line, cost-wise, you are running plays with your risk management. You shouldn’t fault the employee if you hired the wrong person for the job. You are the person at fault here particularly since it was a simple mistake to prevent.
Ensuring a Good Fit
You have plenty of resources that you can use if you need help figuring out whether or not a candidate is a good fit for your company. It will depend upon your needs, of course, but you should take advantage of these various screening processes. You need to work hard to match the best person to the best job responsibilities. It is actually unfair to everyone involved if you do less than that. For example, the new hire is going to be placed into a situation that is completely unfair. Beyond that, he or she might feel like they have been set up for failure. When the failure occurs, particularly if you forget (or don’t mention) the role you played in things, people are going to force the whole blame upon the new employee.
It is important to hire successfully for you business but that doesn’t mean that it won’t be scary. So much money gets lost upon the hiring of a poorly fitting employee. Most companies simply cut their losses and start the process all over again. This isn’t the most responsible response if things have started to sour. Getting the right information so you can prevent it in the future is what’s needed.