Making the right hiring decisions is essential for any business. It's important to ensure that you are making the most informed decisions when it comes to hiring new staff. To do this, employers must take a proactive approach to recruiting and actively seek out potential candidates. This means going beyond simply posting job offers and instead engaging with desirable candidates through LinkedIn, social media, and job fairs.
Involving your team members in the hiring process can also be beneficial, as they are likely to know the requirements of the position and will be working closely with new employees. When it comes to interviewing potential candidates, it's important to go beyond polished resumes and scripted responses. Taking a candidate out for lunch or dinner can be a great way to get to know them better and reveal all kinds of clues about them. It's also important to make sure that the candidate's qualifications make them ideal for the position and use recommendations as a guarantee that you are making the right hiring decision.
Ultimately, the person you hire will interact with many people in your company, so everyone has an interest in ensuring that they are a good hire. When making hiring decisions, it's important to consider data-driven insights. This means avoiding favoring a candidate for the wrong reasons and instead basing decisions on data that will help you hire someone who can meet the expectations of the position. Employers should also take into account what candidates are looking for in a job, such as practical information about compensation and benefits, as well as human factors such as company culture and mission.
Finally, it's important to remember that nine out of ten (88%) hiring decision makers agree that an informed candidate is a quality candidate. This means taking steps to ensure that potential candidates have all the information they need about the job before making a final decision about who to hire. By taking these steps, employers can ensure they are making the most informed hiring decisions.