Like the proverbial rotten apple, one bad hire can have a negative effect on the entire workplace. Follow these three steps to ensure you find the most qualified person for the job at hand:
1. Create a compelling job ad.
Wondering why your last few hires have been less than stellar? The problem may not be with your employees but your hastily written job description. For the most effective hiring, take the time to craft a clear and compelling job ads that list the most significant tasks and responsibilities associated with the position. Additionally, you should provide a description of the work culture. After all, if a candidate needs to work as part of a team, you don’t want to recruit someone who prefers to do their job independently.
2. Recruit in various places.
Think you’re ready to make that next hire? Take a moment to diversify your recruitment efforts. If you’ve only courted candidates on job boards in the past, consider widening your net to target potential workers on social sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Additionally, you should take advantage of your business and personal networks. After all, a current or former colleague might know the perfect candidate for the job.
3. Contact a Staffing Service.
Want to avoid costly hiring mistakes? Consider seeking assistance from a reputable multidivisional staffing company like BGSF. Not only do our recruiters have access to deeper and different applicant pools, but we can also screen prospective employees for you, ensuring workers are truly up to the task. Additionally, a good recruiter will evaluate potential employees to ensure they mesh well with your company culture and current teammates.
At BGSF, we specialize in helping hiring managers find and recruit the best apples in the bushel to give your company a leading edge.