When it comes to hiring the best qualified employees, it's important to take the time to evaluate the culture of your company and create a compelling job description that outlines daily responsibilities and necessary qualifications. To help you go beyond polished resumes and scripted responses, here are 7 steps to ensure you hire the right person for your team, your vision, and your new company. First, take the time to learn about the strategies that successful CEOs have developed through trial and error. This will help you identify creative and effective members for your team. Next, if you have a candidate who is trying to juggle several careers or has been quick to leave the boat and work for several companies in the past without having a decent position, then it's best to pass on them.
Third, give potential candidates a real job so you can evaluate their skills and prepare them for the real job should you decide to hire them. This will help you get an even clearer idea of how they work. Fourth, if you're running an IT company, for example, look for candidates who have the mental and psychological strength needed to deal with pressure, tight deadlines and complex customer demands. Fifth, focus on potential candidates but also consider how they will interact with other people in your company.
Sixth, involve other people in the hiring process who have an interest in ensuring that the person is a good hire. Finally, make sure that you have a plan in place for onboarding new employees so they can hit the ground running.