How to Hire The “Right Fit”

Expanding your workforce and hiring new talent is an inevitable part of being a business leader. Yet, hiring right is a little more complicated than just reviewing a few resumes and conducting interviews. How can you gauge whether someone is the right fit for the job? How do you "hire right"? Thomas Edison had a unique method of hiring his engineers. He’d hand them a lightbulb and ask how much water it could hold. Some candidates used measurements and scientific calculations to determine the answer. Others simply filled the bulb with water and then poured the contents into a measuring cup. Which candidates got the job? The ones who used the simple approach. If only it were that simple for all industries! One of the biggest challenges for companies is hiring the right candidate for the job, and it is a daunting exercise. Most managers have not been trained in the art and science of hiring the right candidate, and many times it results in hiring wrong-fit employees. So, what do you do? Well, you have to start by having a clear understanding of the position that needs to be filled. You can't hire right if you don't know what you're hiring for, but you may also fall short if your job descriptions are not up to scratch when sent into the great wide world of job portals. Many companies write job descriptions with lists of responsibilities and requirements, but this Wall Street Journal study found that this can alienate qualified candidates. By writing better job descriptions that include what you can do for potential employees, you are more likely to attract candidates who better fit your needs. Knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) are the key factors [...]

2018-10-03T09:12:28+02:00October 2nd, 2018|Human Resources, Recruitment|Comments Off on How to Hire The “Right Fit”

The Recruitment & Evaluation Process

The Recruitment & Evaluation Process Have you ever wondered about the recruitment & evaluation process when it comes to hiring new staff? Or how applicants are shortlisted to either make or break the cut? With such a multitude of information on the web, we thought we’d add our 2 cents on the recruitment and evaluation process for business owners to get an idea of what to expect when hiring through an agency that specialises in recruitment and evaluation. So, What is Recruitment & Evaluation? In larger organizations, this would be the human resources function of identifying, attracting, screening and hiring the most qualified applicant for a job opening. For smaller businesses that have not yet established an HR department, the function would fall to a recruitment agency that they should ideally hire when looking to take on new staff. This process is of great importance, particularly for small businesses. The ability to effectively put together a team made up of the best applicants available can be the difference between a company’s success or failure. When initiating the recruitment and selection process, a business owner must consider many things. Understanding The Job Taking the steps to hire new staff may be daunting, but having a clear understanding of the job for which there is an opening is one of the most important aspects of the recruitment and evaluation process. Although it is not unusual for businesses to start actively recruiting before properly identifying their hiring needs, this often times leads to inefficient time management as the job description will can change during the process and result in unqualified applicants being interviewed. Before interviewing the job applicant, the recruiter must finalise the responsibilities of the [...]

2018-08-28T08:52:55+02:00August 22nd, 2018|Human Resources, Psychometric testing, Recruitment, Recruitment & Evaluation|Comments Off on The Recruitment & Evaluation Process

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