Tips From Managers on Interviewing and Selecting the Right Person for the Job


Maybe you have a stack of resumes on your desk, all claiming the candidate is a “hard worker” and a “great communicator.”

Or maybe you’ve gotten trapped in a cycle of losing employees and desperately finding replacements.

This is much more than an annoyance. It can cost you and your company –– literally.

Three Main Ways Hiring the Wrong Person Can Cost You

1. Financially

Training, paying, and working with the wrong employee can damage your company’s finances. From having to run new employment ads to simply dealing with inadequate work, you simply can’t afford to hire the wrong person.

2. Internally

Hire people who stay.

Don’t waste your time hiring, training, and paying those who simply quit months later. This can significantly damage productivity and even team morale.

3. Externally

If you hire the wrong person, they might feel like they chose the wrong company. This can result in some major reputation damage for potential new hires.

How to Hire the Right Person

One of our experienced recruiters gave us an inside scoop on how to hire the right candidates.

1. Create an effective job description

Just as the candidate is selling themselves to you, you’re selling your company to them. Include all the behaviours, skills, and qualities you’re looking for to ensure you attract the right candidates.

2. Develop a good hiring process

Think about how your hiring process has gone in the past and learn from that.

3. Ask intelligent interview questions

This is your chance to really get to know the candidate. Ask questions that prove their skills, traits, knowledge, and experience.

4. Involve the manager of the department

They know the role better than anyone else. They’ll know what to look for.

5. Verify the facts

Make sure the candidate is telling the truth about their experience and education. Ask for references as well as details on their resume points.

We’ve helped our clients produce their best work by finding them the best candidates.

If you’re tired of hiring the wrong people, it’s time to make a change. Let our recruitment experts at Team4You help!

Looking forward to chatting with you soon.

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