As a business owner, starting or growing your business requires people. Though digital advancement makes work easy, people are the essential requirement for your organization’s growth and success. They represent your brand, produce the goods and services rendered to your customers, are the face your customers see when they patronize your brand. They are important to you and your business.
Having all these in mind, you need to hire the best-fit employees for your business. To achieve this, there are procedures you must undergo. Here are a few tips you need to hire the best-fit employee for your business.
Carry out your research
It is crucial to research your recruitment strategies like; who you should be employing, what job description is best suited for the role, what is the best job title for the role, who else is recruiting for similar positions in your business environment, what are they paying, the pros and cons for hiring, what you are and should be looking out for in an employee prospect.
These will help determine your salary compensation level, create a leveled ground for putting out a competitive job opening, ascertain the new employee’s critical job duties, and your ideal candidate’s qualities.
Prepare your paperwork
This part is crucial for making the recruitment process less tedious and keeping a professional font. Everything you need to get your employee right on track should be made available. Say employment letter, legal matters, terms of agreement/contract, direct deposit form, and employee handbook.
All these should be ready in anticipation of employment.
Pick a clickable job title
The right job title draws the right kinds of applications. Avoid using terms like “ninja, wizard, or guru” as job title phrases. Your titles should be precise, informative, and catchy at the same time. Look for job titles that job seekers readily search. For instance, “Full Stack Software Developer” or “Biomedical Engineer.”
Create a job description
The job description should include; a summary of who you are looking for, the functions, duties, and responsibilities required for the position. Ensure it spells out what the job entails, what the employee should know, years of experience, qualifications, and anything that makes the job seeker the right candidate for the job. It will also include the application deadline. With all these done, you are ready to employ.
After your job opportunity has been put out for proper advertisement, depending on which advertisement strategy you choose, blogs, newsletters, websites, and job search-related platforms like LinkedIn applications will start coming in. Review your applications to pick suitable candidates that fit your job description. Make your selection and send messages across via email or text message scheduling an interview. You can outsource the review and selection process.
The importance of pre-employment assessment tests
A pre-employment assessment will make picking the best candidate possible. It drives performance and helps identify talent that can grow your businesses. There are several talent management systems to help lighten your recruitment process. Before you proceed to the interview stage, invite candidates to take psychometric tests such as the SHL Assessment, Wonderlic Personnel Test and etc. These will reveal in no small measure if the candidate is a perfect fit for your organizational goals. Such assessment can measure candidates’ maximum ability in a given competency, and even can assess a candidate’s ability to learn, adapt, solve problems.
Interview qualified candidates and carry out a reference check
After taking the test, you can go on to interview qualified candidates for the best. Reference checking gives you a history of your employee prospect work life. It clears any form of doubt regarding the integrity and diligence of your employee prospect.
Choose your best candidate and notify rejected ones as soon as possible
When you have crossed all your tees, you settle for the best candidate. Also, you should reach out to other applicants who were not selected.
Make an offer of employment
Send your offer stating your payment plan and how much it would benefit your employee prospect if he accepts the job.
Have an onboarding process for your new employee and measure your success
Make your new employee feel welcome by introducing him/her to other employees/team members, taking him/her around work premises. Being part of the onboarding process, make yourself or management accessible in case of any questions. Then measure your success by making sure your investment is paying off; track employee performance.