We all know how important it is to have the right skills and talent in a company to make it succeed. Still, it is sometimes hard to keep the discipline of spending the right amount of time to find the best collaborators. Because we are in a hurry or because we need to replace someone, we tend sometimes to speed up this process which can lead to costly mistakes in the long run.
One of the best tool in hiring someone is to review extensively what this person has done in the past. By being able to see how they performed at a specific function, we can have a better chance to understand what they could do in the future. Taking the time to review their background is essential even if it takes time.
There is nothing more problematic for a company that hiring the wrong person. It is not good for the company and it is not good for employees morale and motivation. Every hire needs to build on the talents that already exist in the workplace to really make substantial contribution.
Obviously, even when you try to be diligent, you will also make a hiring mistake along the way. In this case, what is essential is to rapidly take the decision to correct it and move on. Giving more time or additional chances to a situation for a while will usually not solve the problem. if you feel something is wrong then it’s key to have the courage to make a change immediately.
Key to good hiring is also how you present your company and the position offered. Too many people try to sell a job to a potential candidate. This is not a good idea as the reality of the job will then be different from what was presented. It’s important to show the opportunity exactly the way it is and find a candidate who is sufficiently motivated to take the job as it is. Offering too much incentives could lead to hiring people which have not specifically the will to give every efforts to the company. They are simply mercenaries without allegiance. You want people that have a certain degree of loyalty so you can build things together over time.
Hiring is difficult and always will be. We are talking about people here and we all know how different we are. Having the capacity to understand these nuances can help you make the right choice. A company today is the collection of its people so it is essential to do that right.