Hello and welcome to the March edition of the Choralis newsletter.
We know that recruitment is difficult to get right and sometimes no matter how thorough you, a candidate you thought would be the perfect fit, isn’t.
Unfortunately, this can happen from time-to-time but if you’re regularly left doubting your hiring decisions, it’s time to take a good look at your recruitment process. Bad hires shouldn’t be a regular thing and putting the wrong people in the wrong job is incredibly costly to your business.
Be honest right from the start
Don’t be tempted to embellish the job spec or make the job sound better than it is. Honesty is key and there’s no point telling someone they will be doing things they won’t be, hiding heavy workloads and promising promotions if you can’t offer them.
Use a recruitment agency
By using a recruiter, you could be saving yourself thousands of pounds in the long-run.
Agencies already know candidates which saves time, they have access to all the top job boards, they sift through applications and even meet candidates before putting them in front of you. They also place people in jobs day in and day out so they know exactly what to look for in a candidate.
Listen to your team
Your new recruit needs to fit in with your current team. If you have a very loud and outgoing team for example, a shy person might feel intimidated and threatened. Introduce the person you are interviewing to the team. This allows both sides to determine whether or not it’s the right cultural fit.
Look outside the interview
A lot of what people say and do during an interview is for show. If you really want to know what they will be like to work with, think about how they've acted outside the interview room. Have they been easy to liaise with? How did they treat the agency you’re using? How did they interact with your receptionist when they entered the building? All these things say a lot about a person and can really help you to figure out if someone is right for the company or not.
If you're planning to grow your team in 2017 and would like help doing so, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 01753 - 836290 or 01923 - 265159 or drop us an email.
The Choralis Team