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How Can You Ensure You’re Making a Good Hire?

July 27, 2021 | Staffing Blog

If you’re constantly having to re-fill positions, no wonder you’re looking to make a change. Staffing requires a lot of time and energy, and the process of making a good hire isn’t complete once you have welcomed an individual to the team. To ensure you’re approaching hiring correctly, let’s take a look at the interviewing process as well as what needs to happen once you have your new hire in the door.

How to Assesses New Hire Candidates

The first step is to make sure you’re clear on what you’re looking for. The more specific you are the better. That way, you can be transparent in your ad and have some control over the people that are applying. This will also help you to determine what questions you will ask in their interview so you can properly assess them for the job they’re going to do.

Make sure to include the following in the job ad:

  • All responsibilities of the job.
  • Experience and skills that are needed.
  • What information they need to include when they apply.
  • The scheduling availability required.

A good hire will display the following qualities:

  • Commitment to a longstanding career.
  • Looking to grow within the company.
  • Curious to learn new things.
  • Prompt arrival to the interview.
  • Email or phone response within 24 hours.
  • Excellent learning and analytical skills.
  • Scheduling flexibility with a desire for more hours but the ability to take whatever you have to start.

What to do in the interview:

  • Prepare. Know exactly what questions you want to ask and the answers you’re looking for.
  • Look beyond the resume. Don’t let lack of experience cloud your efforts to evaluate their capabilities and potential.
  • Ask open ended questions. You want to get them talking so you can really learn who they are. Ask what they liked about their most enjoyable job and any accomplishments they have made. Take notes on their character and if they would be a good fit in your company culture.

Maintaining a Good Hire

Once you believe you have found the right person for the job, you and/or the new hire’s direct supervisor has a role to play in maintaining their ‘good hire’ status. Evaluation of the new hire has not ended. Let them know the first 90 days is a trial period to determine if the fit is right from both of your perspectives.

Furthermore, a motivated, hard worker will come in positive and ready to do the job, now they just need the structure and training to do it and do it well. Being transparent in your job ad is step #1. Once they’re hired, make sure you or their supervisor:

  • Gives a clear vision of what their first few weeks looks like, getting them trained and acclimated to the company.
  • Checks in with the team the new hire will be working with to assess and get them onboard with the training that needs to happen.
  • Takes the new hire on a full tour and pays attention to the questions they ask.
  • Shares a few meals on breaks or sets up check-ins with the new employee to evaluate how things are going.

Staffing Help from the Experts

Business owners are busy and re-staffing is the last thing they want to worry about. The issue becomes even more difficult to navigate as peaks and lulls occur in sales and staffing adjustments need to be made to maintain a decent profit. That’s where we come in! As a staffing agency that provides hiring support to a wide span of industries, we can help you with these challenges. When you partner with us, we:

  • Help you find the right fit by assessing your need and conducting pre-interviews with candidates.
  • Provide you with a bottomless pool of potential candidates to fill current and future job openings.
  • Have candidates looking for permanent and temporary positions, so you can be covered during peaks in production without rocking the boat.
  • Consider your company culture, with over 20 years of experience getting to know your specific industry, we know what to look for.
  • Handle the background checks and general HR expenses.
  • Help you cut down on training costs by hiring the right people from the start.

Ready to take finding a good hire off of your plate? Give us a call today.