It’s a situation you never want to be in: that sinking feeling that the person you’ve hired is just the wrong person for the job; the horrible realisation that you’ve just wasted valuable time and money and now need to go through the whole recruitment process again.
We know how important a well-planned recruitment strategy is to business success, so have come up with the following simple tips, which will help you hire the right candidate, first time.
It sounds obvious, but you’ll be amazed how many people miss this step. Don’t suddenly wake up one day and decide you need a marketing manager. You need to understand your business and what you’re trying to achieve. To understand if you need to recruit, ask yourself the following questions:
Once you’ve identified what role you want to fill, start work on the job description. If you don’t know where to start, use a similar one from the internet and then adapt it using the following pointers.
Most people automatically think about using a recruitment agency, and while that’s an option, if you have the resources, think about handling the process yourself. There are plenty of websites where you can advertise jobs direct, not to mention social media, just remember these pointers:
The interview is your chance to really get to know the person and an opportunity to see if they’re a good fit for the job and your company.
It’s therefore really important that you put a proper interview structure in place. Key things to think about are:
Having a well-planned recruitment strategy in place is key to business success. If you’re not sure where to start, then get in touch. Over the years, we’ve worked with numerous clients around Tring, Aylesbury and High Wycombe, helping prepare job descriptions, source potential candidates and structure the interview process. And with over 16 years of experience in executive search and selection, we know how to attract the right person for the job.
So, if you would like some help growing a workforce that meets the specific demands of your organisation and you’re in the Tring, Aylesbury or High Wycombe area, just give us a call. We’d love to help.
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