Hiring the right employee for every job is of critical importance for every organization. A wrong decision can result in the loss of valuable time and money—and the right choice can contribute to organizational growth while impacting the work environment positively.
It is therefore important for every organization to conduct the hiring process seriously without compromising on the qualities desired from the right candidates.
List the job responsibilities, mandatory and desired qualifications, skills, knowledge, work experience and personality traits that you desire. Such job analysis helps the elimination process and narrows down your search to a few good candidates.
Create a large pool of potential candidates since a selected candidate may reject your job offer or more such job positions may crop up in future. You have a wide choice of talent pools such as online job portals, social media websites, HR consultancy firms, independent consultants and more.
Scrutinize the resumes for academics, work experience and any additional information provided. Matching the candidates' profile with the job description—roles, responsibilities and desired qualities—can save you valuable time while shortlisting candidates. Select the profiles with the maximum matches.
A crucial step in narrowing down on the right candidates is conducting a pre-screening interview. This can save valuable time by helping you understand the candidates' general interests, attitude, salary expectations, etc., and identify the right fit for the position.
Like the candidates, the interviewer must also be well prepared to derive maximum benefit from the interview. Prepare a list of questions and look for the ideal answers from the candidates. Encourage the candidates to ask questions to assess their knowledge and experience in the specific field. Evaluate their communications skills and their verbal and body language.
Some key points to assess while interviewing are:
Extensive background checks are essential while hiring, especially for positions at senior levels. Verify all credentials and documents submitted, and speak to the candidates' former supervisors and colleagues to cross check claims about skills and work experience.
Recruiting candidates for an offshore team is different and involves a shorter cycle. Hiring offshore staff from developing countries has several benefits, some of which include:
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