Proven Ways to Hire the Right Person

Every business knows it is best to hire the right person from the start. When the wrong fit is brought onboard, time and resources are lost. After all, employee time is spent training an individual. If the new hire quickly leaves, that investment is lost. But bringing in the right candidate boosts productivity and can promote a positive culture for all employees. 

To make the most of your hiring process, connect with the employment professionals at Quality Placement Authority. Reviewing credentials and pre-screening candidates doesn’t have to happen in house, a staffing firm can help.

Defining Important Qualifications 

When an employee gives notice, a hiring manager may be tempted to quickly fill the position without taking time to review the responsibilities of the job and determine what qualifications a new hire will need. But when you take time to assess what your organization needs and craft a job description that matches those needs, you are more likely to hire the right person. 

Then, with a well-crafted job description, you can share a job posting through your recruitment channels. Some organizations have hiring success when they share a job posting internally and on the company website. Others who require a further reach into the community may choose to connect with a staffing firm that pre-screens desirable candidates. 

Interview Questions and References

Another important tool to finding the most qualified candidate is understanding what questions to ask during the interview process. Your questions will need to be tailored to your organization, but could include one or more of the following:

  • Why are you interested in working here?
  • Do you consider yourself a team player?
  • Are you familiar with the work of our organization?
  • What are you hoping to learn in this position?
  • How do you adapt to new workflows and technology?

Allow time for open-ended discussions as well. You could ask about past accomplishments the individual is proud of or what professional challenges they have experienced. Questions like these can be a great way to discover what types of environments a person is most successful working within, for example. And take notes as the candidate responds. Notes are important, especially if you are interviewing a lot of people. Notes give you a reference point later if you are weighing two potential candidates. 

Then, once you are ready to hire the right person, be sure to see the process through with background checks and connecting with references. 

Finding the ideal candidate is a multi-step process. But there are support systems in place to provide assistance. For instance, an employment expert at a reputable staffing firm can do a lot of the administrative and human resources work for you, including job postings, screening candidates, and checking references. 

Is it time for you to connect with high caliber candidates? Staffing support is available. Quality Placement Authority is a full-service staffing and recruiting firm with nationwide service capabilities. Let our experts help you find the best candidate for your business. Connect with Quality Placement Authority today.